CMS announced a National Provider Call on the new F2F encounter requirements to be held on December 16, 2014. The National Provider Call will provide an overview of certifying patient eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit, including an overview of a new requirement for home health agencies to obtain documentation from the certifying physicians’s or the acute/post-acute facility’s medical record for the patient that serves as the basis for the certification of patient eligibility.
The new requirement was finalized in the Calendar Year 2015 Home Health Prospective Payment System final rule, effective for home health episodes beginning on or after January 1, 2015.
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