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Medicare Notice: July 22, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009 - 10:00am


Notice is hereby given that on July 22, 2009, the agreement between the Secretary of Health and Human Services and Comfort Keepers, 7323 Jorgensen Avenue South, Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016 as a home health provider in the Medicare program will be terminated.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has determined that Comfort Keepers is not in compliance with the following Medicare Conditions of Participation:

• 42 CFR 484.20 Reporting Oasis Information

• 42 CFR 484.55 Comprehensive Assessment of Patients

The Medicare program will not make payment for home health services furnished to patients whose plan of treatment was established on or after July 22, 2009. Patients whose plan of treatment was established prior to July 22, 2009, payment will be made for up to 30 days of covered services furnished after July 22, 2009.

Illia Villanueva

Branch Manager

Non-Long Term Care Certification & Enforcement Branch

(Published in the South Washington County Bulletin on Wednesday, July 1, 2009.)