Home Health PPS Update: Analysis of Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements for Home Health Certification

Section 6407(a) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) amends requirements for physician certification of home health services by adding that “prior to making such certification, the physician must document he or she, or certain non-physician practitioners, has had a face-to-face encounter incident to the services involved.” PPACA allows for this…