Effective immediately: Revised requirements for home health agencies to align with CMS final rule
The Joint Commission is revising seven elements of performance (EPs) to align with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) final rule that was published in the Federal Register in November 2021.
Effective immediately, the requirements applicable to home health agencies that elect The Joint Commission’s deemed status option are being revised to:
- Address comprehensive assessment completion, supervisory visits for aides, and assessment and retraining of aides.
- Human Resources (HR) standard HR.01.03.01, EPs 15, 27, and 30
- Provision of Care, Treatment, and Services (PC) standards PC.01.02.05, EPs 3 and 5, and PC.04.01.01, EP 30
- Include “allowed practitioner” in the list of individuals who can establish and update care plans.
- PC.02.01.05, EP 11
Questions may be directed to the Department of Standards and Survey Methods.