CMS, Home Health Representatives Confer on Medicaid Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) held two conference calls this month with home health provider representatives to discuss issues surrounding Medicaid face-to-face encounter requirements. CMS began enforcing a face-to-face encounter requirement for Medicare home health services coverage as of April 1 (NAHC Report, 4/1/11), but a Medicaid home health face-to-face proposed rule…