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...
Dec 1st, 2008
Plans Meant to Change Consumer Behavior Will Affect Your Practice By Linda Farrington, CPC, CPC-I Our industry is flooded with acronyms, as is the relatively new world of consumer-directed health care or consumer-driven health care (CDHC). CDHC refers to a concept in health insurance raising the awareness among patients regarding their care costs and allowing ...