Home Program certification

How long should it take for Medicare to approve home program certification?

It’s hard to know. You might want to ask your state health department’s survey and certification staff this question as it probably varies from state-to-state. See http://www.cms.hhs.gov/apps/contacts/ for ESRD state survey agency.

Don’t take this to be gospel but at a center in NY state I was told it took approximately 6 months. However at a center in PA it was received in 2 or 3 months. I say don’t take this for gospel because I am taking the word of reliable people but even they can make mistakes. And maybe it depends on how busy the agency issuing the certification is.