Home Health Survey and Certification Activities Related to Program
• Survey Activity Required as a Result of the Deactivation of the Medicare Billing Privilege: CMS-1560-F amended the regulation
at 42 CFR 424.540(b)(3) to require that, upon deactivation of a Home Health Agency’s (HHA) billing privileges, a survey to
validate compliance with the Conditions of Participation (CoPs) must be performed before billing privileges can be reactivated.
These surveys will be considered re-certification surveys and will be scheduled as a Tier IV priority.