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Stakeholders rally to change face-to-face requirement

October 18, 2013Elizabeth Deprey

WASHINGTON - The delay in the enforcement of the face-to-face rule buys time for HME industry stakeholders to seek changes.One change they'd like to make: A requirement that only physicians can sign off on the face-to-face exam and equipment orders. The requirement has caused delays in patient discharges.“It might be easier in cities where doctors are around all the time, but here, hunting down the doctor can be next to impossible,” said Rose Schafhauser, executive director of the Midwest...

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