Home Health & Hospice

In the HH PPS proposed rule for calendar year 2015, what’s one significant change that CMS seeks to instate regarding face-to-face encounter documentation?

Homecare Insider, July 7, 2014

CMS is proposing three changes to address widespread disapproval surrounding its enforcement of the Affordable Care Act mandate. The most significant of these changes is the organization’s desire to eliminate the physician narrative component of the encounter documentation. In its place, the fact sheet specifies that HHAs must supply a revised certification form to physicians, who will use it to verify that a face-to-face encounter occurred and to document the date of the visit.