Home Health & Hospice

Home Health & Hospice Articles by Topic: Face-to-face

Can you clarify the face-to-face deadlines for hospice?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 15, August 3, 2016

    CMS requires that a physician narrative be included in a patient’s hospice recertification...

What are some things we should consider regarding the face-to-face encounter when documenting and billing?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 11, June 3, 2016

    You should consider the following: Develop tracking mechanisms to ensure compliance with...

Is the NPI number required on the face-to-face certification for home health?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 4, February 18, 2016

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), under CR 8441, states the following:

If a NP or PA completes the face-to-face visit that supports the need for homecare services and homebound status, does the doctor overseeing the NP/PA, have to co-sign their (NP/PA) face-to-face visit?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 24, December 17, 2015

    From a compliance standpoint for face-to-face and certification signatures, the following can be...

In Focus | Judge Rejects Face-to-Face Lawsuit, but NAHC finds silver lining

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 44, November 9, 2015

    Months after NAHC had sued Medicare regarding the face-to-face requirement under the Affordable...

The Weekly Roundup

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 43, November 2, 2015

    Final Rule Released After receiving 118 comments from the public, the Centers for Medicare &...

In focus | NAHC submits comments on face-to-face clinical templates

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 41, October 19, 2015

    Last Tuesday, NAHC submitted official comments to CMS on a pair of proposed clinical templates (one...

Is it true that the following documentation is an improper certification statement on our home health agency's plan of care?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 20, October 16, 2015

    Is it true that the following documentation is an improper certification statement on our home...

I have a question regarding the face-to-face requirements for homecare.

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 20, October 16, 2015

    I have a question regarding the face-to-face requirements for homecare...

In focus | NAHC summarizes latest developments on the face-to-face reform front

  • Homecare E-News, Issue 40, October 12, 2015

    While awaiting an imminent decision in its lawsuit challenging the validity of the physician...

Is it permissible for a hospital discharge planner to make an entry into a patient hospital record and have the physician sign the entry (to support home health eligibility)?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 15, August 3, 2015

    Is it permissible for a hospital discharge planner to make an entry into a patient hospital record...

When responding to home health services provided January 1, 2015, and beyond, and we receive an ADR [additional development request] related to LUPA or 5-7 visits, do we need to include face-to-face documents with the ADR information?

  • Homecare Q&A, Issue 7, April 3, 2015

     All Medicare patients for whom you bill, regardless of whether they are LUPA, require a...

Will home health remain exempt from overtime compensation in most circumstances like it has for 40 years?

  • Homecare Insider, Issue 1, January 5, 2015

    Will home health remain exempt from overtime compensation in most circumstances like it has for 40...