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Face-to-face rule will burden patients, say confused providers

June 21, 2013Leif Kothe

YARMOUTH, Maine - A resounding 95% of respondents to a recent HME NewsPoll say CMS's new face-to-face requirement will significantly impact patient access.“Most likely (beneficiaries) will have to return to the doctor or practitioner, sometimes numerous times, in an attempt to obtain proper documentation,” said Shannon Turchik of Health Aid in Parma, Ohio.The rule, which is set to take effect July 1, requires patients to have a face-to-face exam with a physician within 90 days for certain...

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