Another new round of Q&A’s have been posted on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s website regarding the face-to-face encounter rule, which is set to be enforced on April 1, 2011.
The website with all questions and answers are available here, and below are a few of the newest Q&A’s that have been posted:
- Will Medicare requirements be met if hospital discharge planners (physician’s nurse or social worker) completes the face-to-face encounter document based on information from the patient’s medical record and physician’s review and signature?
- Can a hospital physician perform the face-to-face encounter if the hospital owns the HHA to which the patient is referred?
- Can a physician performing the face-to-face encounter bill Medicare for the visit?
Return to www.thinkhomecare.org.