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CMS Finalizes F2F for Medicaid

Home Health Agencies Should Prepare for Compliance CMS recently finalized the face-to-face encounter rule for Medicaid. While the effective date of the ruling is July 1, 2016, states will have until July 1, 2017 or July 1, 2018 to be in compliance. To ensure that states and providers are implementing the rule appropriately, CMS is […]

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February 3, 2016

F2F Medical Review Warning for Home Health

Probe and Educate Edits for Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements. On November 17, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted an updated notice on its website advising the public of instructions given to its Medicare Administrative Contractors (MAC) to conduct Probe and Educate edits of home health agencies across the country. The purpose of […]

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January 15, 2016

Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Documentation Denials Survey

Home Health Face-to-Face Guidelines. Recently, two CMS contractors announced widespread edits of home health providers focusing on the face-to-face encounter documentation requirements.  These contractors now expect physicians to write detailed descriptions of a patient’s condition to support the need for skilled services and homebound status. National Association of Home Care (NAHC) will once again be […]

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August 26, 2013

Webinar on Face to Face Encounter Requirements for Home Health

NAHC to Host Webinar on Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements for Home Health. This afternoon, NAHC will present a webinar titled, “F2F Encounter Challenges in 2012.”  This webinar will provide an overview of basic F2F requirements and requirement revisions that went into effect on January 1, 2012.  In addition, they will provide in-depth information about the regulations, […]

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July 11, 2012

CMS Publishes Physician Targeted Face-to-Face Guidance for Home Health

A Physician’s Guide to Medicare’s Home Health Certification. For those of you who attended my regulatory update at the HEALTHCAREfirst Users Conference in San Antonio, one of the topics discussed were recent F2F clarifications and CMS’ intention to issue additional clarifications in a MedLearn Matters article targeted to physicians. CMS has now published this as, […]

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May 15, 2012

Hospice Blog Series Part 3 | Face-to-Face Encounters

Hospice F2F Update. One year into face-to-face encounters, and while we all have a better understanding of the requirements, the effort and pardon me, but downright drama it can take to get them completed is still more than I think we’d all like. As you know as of 1/1/11 CMS implemented a requirement that necessitated […]

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December 27, 2011

Home Health Face-to-Face Enforcement is Around the Corner

Home Health Face-to-Face Tool. As the home care industry review’s their processes for Face-to-Face enforcement, (see my article on what YOU should be doing), there are several tools going around in the industry to help providers focus on the requirements that need to be met.  This tool comes to us via the NAHC listserv from […]

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February 10, 2011

Home Health & Hospice Face-to-Face Encounters

Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements Delayed. CMS has issued an update to the implementation of the physician face-to-face encounters by delaying enforcement of the new requirements until April 1, 2011.  There have been continuing questions regarding what the home care community should be doing during this enforcement suspension period. Use the internet and other resources to find […]

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January 14, 2011