Encouraging Physicians to Properly Complete Face to Face Encounters

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Encouraging Physicians to Properly Complete Face to Face Encounters

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Educate Physicians on the consequences of lack of documentation in their patient's medical record related to the Face-to-Face.

As a home health organization we can provide education to physicians on how to develop a standard form that the physician can use every day in their practice to capture the information require by CMS to meet the Face to Face requirements.

Below is a sample that may help you develop your own organization Face to Face form. For more information refer to www.palmettogba.com and www.cms.gov.

See samples of Face-to-Face documentation from MLN Matters on "Documentation Requirements for Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH-PPS) Face-to-Face Encounter" www.cms.gov