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Medicare Patient Physician face-to-face DocumentationTips to help make it easy to document face-to-face encounters with your patient referrals

Documentation of a face-to-face encounter between you and the patients you refer to home health is required by CMS as of April 1, 2011.

Streamline the process with these quick and easy tips:

*If you certify a patient is eligible for Medicare home health services, you must see that patient within 90 days prior or 30 days after the start of home health care and provide documentation of the visit.

Required in the Documentation

  • The patient’s name
  • The date of the face-to-face encounter with the patient
  • Reason for homebound status
  • Why the need for skilled home health services
  • Your signature and the date Read more

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