Hospice Face-to-Face Encounter Manual Instructions Provide Some Exceptions on ‘Prior to’ Language

At the latest monthly Home Health, Hospice, and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies Open Door Forum held March 2, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) staff provided insight into changes under consideration for requirements for the patient face-to-face encounter with a hospice physician or hospice nurse practitioner prior to the beginning of…