Home Health (Certified/Skilled)
- Annual Reports
- Instructions for completing Disclosure of Ownership
- The 3 Types of Care in the Home
- Home Services Packet (Personal Services/Chore Services) New
- Emergency Preparedness
- Competency Exam
- Plan of Correction Forms
- Applications and Forms
- Show Me Home Care and Rehab
- Home Health Advisory Council
- Related Links
- Laws, Regulations & Manuals
- Frequently Asked Questions
Home Care and Rehabilitative Standards safeguards services provided through certified and/or licensed home health agencies, hospice programs, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facilities (CORF) and providers of outpatient physical therapy or outpatient speech pathology (OPT/OSP) by:
- Conducting on-site inspections of these agencies for Medicare certification and/or state licensure compliance. This process includes issuing state licenses for the operation of home health and hospice agencies.
- Investigating allegations of inappropriate patient care.
- Maintaining a complaint hotline for the purpose of receiving questions about home health agencies and/or hospices or for patients to lodge complaints concerning their agency or quality of care provided.
Health care provided by these agencies meet acceptable standards as outlined in state and federal guidelines by:
- Verification of training and credentials of agency staff;
- Reviewing compliance with agency policies and procedures;
- Reviewing medical records of patients for care provided and assessing outcomes;
- Visiting patients in their place of residence;
- Reviewing quality assurance programs;
- Checking for building safety.
- 2023 Home Health Agency Annual Statistical Report
- 2023 INSTRUCTIONS Home Health Agency Annual Statistical Report
- 2023 Hospice Annual Statistical Report
- 2023 INSTRUCTIONS Hospice Annual Statistical Report
Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF-IID)
The Bureau of Home Care and Rehabilitative Standards is also responsible for certifying and inspecting Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). These Medicaid certified facilities care for persons with intellectual disabilities.
The Department of Mental Health (DMH) licenses these facilities based on the outcome of the Bureau of Home Care and Rehabilitative Standards annual inspection. For more information regarding the licensing of ICF/IID facilities, visit the DMH web site.