Manual Instructions Issued for Home Health Face-to-Face Encounters

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an update to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (Pub 100-02), Chapter 7 via Transmittal 139 issued this afternoon. This transmittal includes some of the long-awaited face-to-face encounter guidance for home health agencies and addresses changes to CMS policy related to physician certification. The National Association for…