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Certifying Patients for the Medicare Home Health Benefit
Home Health

The CY 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule finalized a new patient certification requirement for home health agencies beginning January 1, 2015. During this MLN Connects™ National Provider Call, CMS subject matter experts discuss the changes to the Medicare home health benefit, followed by a question and answer session.

When: Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Time:    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern Time

Target Audience: Physicians who certify patients for the Medicare home health benefit, hospital/Skilled Nursing Facility discharge planners, non-physician practitioners who are allowed to perform Medicare home health face-to-face encounters, and home health agencies.


  • Benefit overview
  • Patient eligibility
  • Certification requirements, including the required face-to-face encounter
  • Recertification requirements
  • Resources
  • Q&A session

Call Materials:

To register for an MLN Connects Call, please visit the MLN Connects Event Registration website.

Registration Assistance:

For More Information:
For more information on the home health benefit, please visit the Home Health Agency Center page.