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Initial Medicare Certification

TIER Priorities for Initial Medicare Certification are prioritized annually in the Quality Assurance for the Medicare and Medicaid Programs Fiscal Mission & Priority Document (MPD) under the authority of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Many new entities/agencies/facilities gain entry into the Medicare program through an Accrediting Organization (AO). The CMS approved AOs for Home Care and Hospice agencies are:

If you have any questions regarding the Medicare Certification process for Home Health, Hospice and/or Dialysis Facilities (ESRD), please contact the Home Services Division.

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