Both consumers and providers of health care are increasingly coming to understand that many post-acute patients that would have once been thought to require institutionalized care are, in fact, able to be cared for at home. As a result, home health agencies are in demand and the industry is growing. However, Medicare home health agencies differ from most small business start-ups because they have significant compliance and liability requirements. Services provided in a patient’s home are regulated by numerous authorities and come with significant risk exposure. Therefore, those considering entering this sector of the healthcare industry must plan well and implement a variety of steps to ensure a successful home health business.