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October 2015

Are You Meeting the New Recertification Requirement?

By |2018-02-18T16:42:21+00:00October 6th, 2015|Documentation, Ginger's Blog, Industry Updates - Home Health|

Have your clinicians been complying with Change Request 9189 of the Program Integrity Manual (Pub 100-08) involving a new certification requirement that applies to recertifications? This update requires a statement on the recertification certification/plan of care by the certifying physician estimating how much longer skilled services will be required.

August 2015

Face-to-Face Encounter Progress Note Template

By |2018-02-19T16:51:54+00:00August 17th, 2015|Documentation, Ginger's Blog, Industry Updates - Home Health|

CMS recently posted a proposed electronic progress note template that it developed for physician's to use to document and support the physician face-to-face encounter requirements. Because the form has not yet been approved by the OMB, use of the progress note is entirely voluntary and optional.