Proposed Regulations Governing Hospice Face-to-Face Encounter, Attestation Requirements Released

Proposed regulations to implement recently enacted stipulations regarding face-to-face encounters with hospice patients recently were issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The proposed rule (CMS-1510-P) includes regulations to govern the legislative requirement that a hospice physician or nurse practitioner (NP) must have a face-to-face encounter with every hospice patient to determine…