CMS Reissues Improved Medicare Home Health Booklet
News from the Center for Medicare Advocacy:
Earlier this year, CMS released the first revision to its Medicare Home Health Booklet since 2011. The Center for Medicare Advocacy (the Center) brought several sections of the revised Booklet to CMS’s attention that included confusing or inaccurate information about Medicare home health coverage. CMS accepted many of the Center’s clarifications in the new version of the Booklet – most notably that home health aides can be covered and that home health coverage is available for skilled care to maintain an individual’s condition or prevent deterioration.