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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AI31 Publication ID: Spring 1998 
Title: Surety Bond and Capitalization Requirements for Home Health Agencies (HCFA-1152-FC) 
Abstract: The balanced budget act of 1997 requires each home health agency to secure a surety bond in order to participate in the medicare and medicaid programs. Our January 5, 1998 publication in the federal register required each HHA to secure a bond that is the greater of $50,000 or 15 percent of the annual amount paid to the home health agency and submit the bond to HCFA or the state medicaid or both, by February 27, 1998. This final rule removes the February 27, 1998 date to allow home health agencies additional time to obtain a bond. The new compliance date will be 60 days after the date of publication of the final rule that implements the technical changes discussed in the notice (HCFA-1039-N). 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: State, local, or tribal governments; Private Sector 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 441.16    42 CFR 489.67   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 1302    42 USC 1395hh   
Action Date FR Cite
Final Action  01/05/1998  63 FR 292   
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: State, Tribal 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
Ralph Goldberg
Division of Provider and Supplier Enrollment
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-4870