House Members to Join in Asking CMS to Make Practical Changes to Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter Requirements

A bipartisan “dear colleague” letter is now circulating the House of Representatives asking members to join in a letter to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Donald M. Berwick, MD concerning the new face-to-face encounter necessary for Medicare home health coverage. With the way the requirements for the physician-patient encounter have been set…