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Letters Proposing Phased-in Approach for Home Health Care Face-to-Face

Posted by Crystal Parks on Dec 17, 2014 11:55:32 AM

Last week, NAHC President Val J. Halamandaris sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. This letter urged a phased-in approach to the new home health care face-to-face documentation requirements scheduled to take effect on January 1, 2015.

The letter highlights CMS’ past willingness to phase-in new requirements for home care providers, as well as reiterating the challenges that both home health agencies and physicians will face if the new requirements are not phased-in. 

NAHC's affiliate, the Forum of State Associations, sent a letter to the CMS Administrator on December 12, 2014 also urging a phased-in approach to the new face-to-face documentation requirements. 

With the January 1, 2015 effective date fast-approaching, NAHC will provide updates on any developments on the face-to-face issue through future issues of NAHC Report.

Given the challenges the January 1 effective date will pose for the new face-to-face documentation requirements and other regulatory requirements in effect January 1, 2014, how beneficial would a phased-in approach be for your organization?


Topics: Face to Face, Home Health


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