tci Part B Insider - 2010 Issue 16

HOSPICE: CMS Issues New Face-to-Face Requirement for

The new health care reform package will require the physician to see the patient in person before certifying him. The new health care reform package that President Obama signed into law last month is throwing a lot of new requirements at providers, and the result can sometimes be confusion. For example: In the upcoming home health agency prospective payment system proposed rule, CMS will be issuing a new requirement that a physician see a patient face to face before certifying her.However, even though it's in the Home Health Agency (HHA) rule, the requirement will apply to hospice patients...

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