Medicare Home Health Agencies: Certification Process Ineffective in Excluding Problem Agenciesby William J. Scanlon
Addresses concerns about the rapid growth in the number of certified home health agencies (HHA) certified to care for Medicare beneficiaries & the effectiveness of the survey & certification process. Becoming a Medicare-certified HHA is relatively easy probably too easy, given the large number of problem agencies identified in various recent studies. This report determines how the Health Care Financing Admin. (HCFA): controls the entry of HHAs into the Medicare program, & ensures that certified HHAs continue to comply with Medicares conditions of participation & associated standards. Also looks at HCFAs process for decertifying HHAs.
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