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CMS clarifies “homebound”

November 12, 2013HME News Staff

BALTIMORE - Medicare beneficiaries must now meet two sets of criteria to be considered “homebound,” according to new rules that take effect Nov. 19. First, they must need supportive devices, special transportation or other help to leave the home. Second, they must be unable to leave the home, or leaving the home must take “a considerable and taxing effort.” CMS says its new definition will prevent confusion, lead to clearer enforcement and offer more definitive guidance...

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Don't get left out in the cold

December 18, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

It's bitterly cold here today in our little corner of New England, although today's weather is an improvement over yesterday when temps could most optimistically be described as bone-chilling. As I scurried from my car, I thought of all the seniors who were probably staying inside, safe from icy walkways and blowing winds. Many of them, the ones providers are most familiar with, are homebound for health reasons as well. They have limited mobility or may be on oxygen and find it too cumbersome...

Congress, e-SP, Health care reform, Homebound, Mobility, Oxygen, Provider, Reimbursement, RT, seniors

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