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Face-to-face rule: Clarifications provide ‘breathing room’


WASHINGTON – Recent clarifications from CMS and its contractors have loosened the noose that is the face-to-face requirement, industry stakeholders say.

Association takes on face-to-face rule


WASHINGTON – The National Association for Homecare (NAHC) is laying the groundwork for a possible lawsuit against CMS’s implementation of the face-to-face requirement for home health, according to AAHomecare.

CMS issues face-to-face reminder to docs


BALTIMORE – CMS has released a “Dear Physician” letter reminding doctors they must conduct face-to-face examinations within six months of ordering certain DME items prescribed on or after July 1, 2013.