CMS Responds to Congressional Letter on MD Face-to-Face

Congressman Jim McGovern, along with the rest of the state’s Congressional Delegation, received a response to a letter sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that reflected the struggles of home health providers in Massachusetts relative to the physician face-to-face encounter requirement.

Unfortunately, the response from CMS is mostly a reiteration of the reasoning behind the rule and a commitment to monitor the implementation of the policy “to ensure that there are no unintended disruptions in access to medically necessary home health care for our beneficiaries.”

For more on the Physician Face-to-Face Encounter Requirement, see previous posts on the subject.

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