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.
- Technical document: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Downloads/Home-Health-QRP-Timely-Care-Specifications-February-2018.pdf (PDF)
- CMS Home Health Quality Measures: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/HomeHealthQualityInits/Home-Health-Quality-Measures.html