Regulatory reference links for home health care, hospice and durable medical equipment

CMS Home Health Care Provider Home Page
Official Medicare CMS website for Home Health. Contains all home health specific information.

Provides policy and technical information related to OASIS data set for home health agencies (HHA’s).

CMS Hospice Provider Home Page
Official Medicare CMS website for Hospice.

DME Home Page
Official Medicare CMS website for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS).

CMS Open Door Forum: Home Health, Hospice & Durable Medical Equipment
The Open Door Forum provides an opportunity for live dialogue between CMS and the Home Health, Hospice and Durable Medical Equipment provider community. Provider forum participants learn from each other’s discussions, uncover useful clarifications regarding the different rules and instructions associated with coverage, coding, and payment.

Home Health Care Compare
Provides detailed information about Medicare-certified home health agencies and allows users to compare the quality of such agencies from state to state.

Medlearn Matters
Information for Medicare providers. Contains links to articles.

Federal Register
The official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Manual links to Medicare’s policy on coverage and billing criteria

Medicare Program Transmittals
Provides information on new or changed policies and/or procedures that are being incorporated into a specific CMS program manual.

Home Health & Hospice Guidance to State Survey and Agency Directors & CMS Regional Offices
Contains information on CMS memoranda, letters and instructions to State Survey Agency Directors and CMS Regional Offices by category.

Code of Federal Regulations

It is a codification of the general and the permanent rules published by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.