Is Your Agency Providing Maintenance Therapy?

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Q: The agency I work for doesn't permit us to see patients on maintenance therapy. Is this correct?
As I interact with home healthcare agencies across the country, I am concerned that far too often the mention of the term “maintenance therapy” is met with “we don't do that here” or “there are no patients like that in our area.” Despite a second court ruling issued in February 2017 to direct the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding formal education for both providers and auditors that the “improvement standard” does not exist in the post Jimmo environment (Center for Medicare Advocacy, 2017), many agencies do not even have a plan in place to assess opportunities and ensure that patients are accessing this part of the home healthcare benefit when appropriate.
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