What is the significance of being “Medicare Certified”?
For a home health care agency to be Medicare Certified it has to provide a range of services laid out by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), submit detailed operating reports covering performance and outcomes, and be subject to oversight and inspection. Only Medicare Certified agencies can be reimbursed by Medicare for services provided under Medicare and Medicaid insurance. In many instances, commercial health insurance policies cover only services provided by Medicare Certified agencies. Acton Nursing Services has been a Medicare Certified agency since 1966. Home care agencies that are not Medicare certified generally focus on other home support activities including housekeeping, shopping, meal preparation and companionship.
Patient satisfaction statistics, published by CMS, are compiled from patient questionnaires returned to a third-party research organization.

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1. What home health care services does Acton Nursing Services provide?
2. What services doesn't ANS provide?
3. What is the significance of being “Medicare Certified”?
4. What is the significance of published ratings for home health care agencies?
5. Who or what is FANS?
6. How do ANS patients rate the performance of ANS?
7. How is ANS funded? Does ANS accept charitable donations?