Case Management

Mentor moment: ACMA meets with CMS to discuss face-to-face requirement concerns

Case Management Weekly, March 30, 2011

The ACMA public policy committee presented its concerns about the new face-to-face requirement to CMS, and expects a response from the agency next week.

The face-to-face requirement mandates that any patient referred to a home health agency must have a face-to-face encounter with a physician or other licensed independent practitioner (e.g., nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, or physician assistant). Failure to comply will result in a denial of payment. Penalties for noncompliance become effective April 1, 2011.

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