Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF)

  • This page is designed to assist providers through the federal certification process, as well as provide additional resources to maintain compliance.

State Licensing

  • State licensing is not required for CORF CMS certified providers. Individual health professionals should check on licensure requirements with the Bureau of Professional Licensing.

Federal Certification (Participating in Medicare/Medicaid)

  • Important Note: The Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has suspended some survey activities in order to prepare for the protentional threat of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). CMS issued Quality, Safety & Oversight (QSO) Memos with details and guidance for infection control and prevention: QSO-20-13-Hospitals, QSO-20-14-NH, QSO-20-15 Hospital/CAH/EMTALA, QSO-20-16-Hospice, QSO-20-17-All, QSO-20-18-HHA, QSO-20-19-ESRD, QSO-20-20-All, QSO-20-22-ASC,CORF,OPT,RHC/FQHCs, QSO-20-24-ASC, QSO-20-28-NH

  • CORF providers may apply for certification to participate in the Medicare/Medicaid programs.  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contracts with LARA to evaluate compliance with the federal regulations by conducting certification surveys and complaint investigations.

    For initial certification or change of ownership:

    • Complete Provider Enrollment Application (CMS-855A) and submit to Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC)/Fiscal Intermediary (FI).

    • Complete and submit to BCHS:

      • An e-mail confirming a successful electronic submission of your Civil Rights Clearance for Medicare Provider Certification from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
      • Two (2) signed originals Health Insurance Benefit Agreement (CMS-1561)
      • One (1) signed original CORF Report for Certification to Participate in Medicare (CMS-359)

    For a change in administrator, please email the following:

    • Facility name, address, and provider #
    • New administrator full name
    • Effective start date of administrator

Contact Information

  • Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
    Bureau of Community & Health Systems - Federal Certification
    611 W. Ottawa Street
    PO Box 30664
    Lansing, MI 48909

    Phone: 517-284-8953 - federal certification
    FAX: 517-241-3354