On February 28th, CMS released updated Q&As for the F2F Encounter and Therapy Reassessment requirements on the Home Health Center Web Site.
The revised F2F Encounter Q&As are essentially the same with clarification that the agency may title and date the encounter form if the physician fails to date his/her signature. (Question 17; page 6-7)
The revised Therapy Q & As
provide several examples of when therapy visits would be non-covered, when the reassessment visit is missed, and clarifying when assessments are due in relation to “at least every 30 days” according to the revised regulation effective Jan 1, 2013,
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