CMS is delaying the effective date of its January 13, 2017 final home health agency (HHA) conditions of participation (CoP) rule for six months, until January 13, 2018. While CMS is not making any other substantive changes to the rule’s requirements., the agency is making two other conforming date changes:  (1) CMS is giving HHAs until July 13, 2018 to implement data-driven performance improvement projects; and (2) CMS is extending the “administrator personnel standard” grandfathering provision for an additional six months (to January 13, 2018).