The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued MLN Matters # MM-11721 on May 1, 2020. Effective January 1, 2020, the MLN, reconfirms that therapy to maintain an individual’s function is a Medicare-covered service. Further, the MLN authorizes therapist assistants to perform maintenance therapy as a covered Medicare home health benefit, if the therapy is initially assessed, and is supervised, by a qualified physical therapist. The authorization for therapist assistants to provide maintenance therapy as a Medicare-covered service implements a change that was included in the CY 2020 Medicare Home Health Prospective Payment System. The authorization for home health therapist assistants conforms home health with other care settings that were already permitted to utilize therapist assistants under Medicare.