Jul 1st, 2011
Know the specifics so you’ll be current with home health service requirements. By Christopher A. Parrella, JD, CHC, CPC, CPCO Effective April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new face-to-face encounter requirements for home health services (MBPM30.5.1.1). This new rule requires the certifying physician document all face-to-face encounters conducted with patients...
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Feb 25th, 2011
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 provisions mandate new requirements regarding face-to-face encounters for certifications applicable to the home health program. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently updated the Home Heath Services chapter in the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual to implement these new conditions of payment. New Requirements for Home ...