CMS clarifies deadline for comments on home health prior authorization proposal

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will accept comments through April 5, not April 11, on its proposal to establish a home health prior authorization demonstration, the agency said in a correction notice yesterday. CMS is accepting comments on its intent to collect information for the project, which would apply to Medicare fee-for-service coverage of home health services in Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan and Massachusetts, according to a Feb. 5 notice. While the Feb. 5 notice cited an April 5 deadline for comments, a subsequent notice cited an April 11 deadline. CMS plans to discuss the proposed demonstration during an Open Door Forum in March.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: regulation, home health

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