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Home Health QRP: Revised Logic for the Timely Initiation of Care Measure

The Medicare Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for home health agencies that became effective January 13, 2018 included a change regarding resumption of care (ROC) dates for patients returning to home health following an inpatient stay. Specifically, the revised guidance allows for a physician ROC date as an alternative to the fixed 48-hour timeframe for the post-hospital reassessment. To align with this CoP change, a technical document on the updated logic for the Timely Initiation of Care process measure has been posted to the Home Health Quality Measures webpage.

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