H.R.2468 - Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2011

To ensure that home health agencies can assign the most appropriate skilled professional to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment for home health services for Medicare beneficiaries requiring rehabilitation therapy under a home health plan of care, based upon physician referral. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To ensure that home health agencies can assign the most appropriate skilled professional to conduct the initial assessment visit and complete the comprehensive assessment for home health services for Medicare beneficiaries requiring rehabilitation therapy under a home health plan of care, based upon physician referral. as introduced.
  • Short: Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2011 - Permits a home health agency to determine the most appropriate skilled professional to conduct the initial assessment visit and to complete the comprehensive assessment for an individual who: (1) is eligible for home health services under title

Official Summary

Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act of 2011 - Permits a home health agency to determine the most appropriate skilled professional to conduct the initial assessment visit and to complete the comprehensive assessment for an individual who:
(1) is eligible for home health services under title XVIII (Medicare) of the Social Security Act; but
(2) does not require skilled nursing care as long as that skilled service is initially ordered by the physician and, in the case of a referral order that includes occupational therapy, the order also includes physical therapy or speech language pathology.

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