Home Care & Hospice Links from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice

Regulatory reference links for home health care, hospice and durable medical equipment

CMS Home Health Care Provider Home Page
Official Medicare CMS website for Home Health. Contains all home health specific information.

Provides policy and technical information related to OASIS data set for home health agencies (HHA’s).

CMS Hospice Provider Home Page
Official Medicare CMS website for Hospice.

DME Home Page
Official Medicare CMS website for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) .

CMS Open Door Forum: Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment
The Open Door Forum provides an opportunity for live dialogue between CMS and the Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment provider community. Provider forum participants learn from each other’s discussions, uncover useful clarifications regarding the different rules and instructions associated with coverage, coding, and payment.

Home Health Care Compare
Provides detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies and allows users to compare the quality of such agencies from state to state.

Medlearn Matters
Information for Medicare providers. Contains links to articles.

Federal Register
The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Manual links to Medicare’s policy on coverage and billing criteria

Pub100-1; Introduction

Pub100-2; Medicare Benefits Policy

Pub100-3; Medicare National Coverage Determination

Pub 100-4; Medicare Claims Processing

Pub 100-5; Medicare Secondary Payer

Pub 100-7; State Operations Manual

Medicare Program Transmittals

Provides information on new or changed policies and/or procedures that are being incorporated into a specific CMS program manual.

Home Health & Hospice Guidance to State Survey and Agency Directors & CMS Regional Offices

Contains information on CMS memoranda, letters and instructions to State Survey Agency Directors and CMS Regional Offices by category.

Code of Federal Regulations

It is a codification of the general and the permanent rules published by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Electronic Code of the Federal Regulations: Conditions of Participation for Home Health – 42 CFR 484

The Electronic Code of the Federal Regulations for Hospice – 42 CFR 418 CMS Regulations for Hospice

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR 409E:  Medicare Coverage for Home Health

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations 42 CFR 424: Medicare Payment Requirements for Home Health

The Electronic Code of the Federal Register for Payment for Durable Medical Equipment & Prosthetic & Orthotic Devices – 42CFR 414, Subpart D – 414.200 – 414.232