March 12, 2020

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued new guidance for certified home health agencies.

HHSC reminds all home health agencies that they are responsible for following all laws, regulations, guidance and their own internal policies and procedures. Agencies should pay close attention to infection control and emergency preparedness; however, they must continue to ensure adequate staffing, provide required services and follow their policy for back-up services, and promote and protect clients’ rights.

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