Face-to-Face Requirement

Face-to-Face Medical Review Warning for Home Health

2018-07-27T19:51:47+00:00January 15, 2016|News|

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

Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Documentation Requirements: Denials Survey

2018-07-27T19:59:51+00:00August 26, 2013|Archive, News|

Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Documentation Requirements 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

New Legislation Complicates Home Health Care for Medicare Patients

2018-08-09T18:37:41+00:00July 12, 2011|Archive, News|

Medicare Patients Home Health Face-to-Face Rule. Physicians are disturbed by new Medicare mandates demanding lengthy justifications describing Medicare patients' qualifications for Home Health Care and Hospice Care under Medicare coverage standards, according to a new survey. Conducted by the independent polling firm, Fabrizio, Ward & Associates, results from this National Association for Home Care and Hospice (NAHC) poll show physicians

Home Health Requirements Reform From Senators

2017-12-19T21:47:59+00:00June 1, 2011|Archive, News|

57 Senators Urge CMS To Reduce Paperwork Burden For Face-To-Face Home Health Requirement. HEALTHCAREfirst, Inc., provider of leading-edge home health care and hospice technologies, has been monitoring the flood of news recently with reports of Senators attempting to reduce the amount of paperwork involving the face-to-face home health requirement. Following is an article from InsideHealthPolicy.com