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Ban on Home Health and Non-Emergency Ambulance Extended Again

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Home Healthcare, Legislation and Public Policy, Medicare and Medicaid, State Matters

Included as part of its final rule on the Conditions of Participation for Home Health Agencies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) added another six months to its existing ban preventing non-emergency ambulance suppliers and home health care agencies in six states from enrolling in Medicare and Medicaid as part of an ongoing effort to combat fraud.

CMS is again extending its moratoria on home health agencies in Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Texas and non-emergency ambulance suppliers in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Texas, effective July 29. The ban has been repeatedly extended since it went into effect in 2013 and applies to enrollment in Medicare Part B, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. 

More details are available on CMS’s HHA Center web page.

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