Tiptastic Tuesday: F2F Encounter Document Reminders

  • Document must include when (exact date) the physician or NPP saw the patient on the Face-To-Face Encounter document
  • Document can be a part of the certification form itself, or an addendum to the certification (Note: When utilizing an addendum for the Face-To-Face Encounter, the certification and the Face-To-Face Encounter document each require a dated certifying physician signature)
  • Requires documentation of the patients clinical condition as seen during the encounter that supports the patient’s homebound status and need for skilled services
  • Documentation of an encounter provided by a physician that occurred in an emergency room or in observation status can also be used as a Face-To-Face encounter by a community physician

Adverse audit findings based on insufficient F2F Certification statements should be vigorously defended. For more information or assistance, please contact Pamela Meliso, JD, MPH at pmeliso@hmsabc.com or (203) 294-6615.

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