Medicaid Program; Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services; Policy Changes and Clarifications Related to Home Health (CMS-2348-P)

Docket ID: CMS-2011-0133
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This proposed rule would revise the Medicaid home health service definition as required by section 6407 of the Affordable Care Act to add a requirement that physicians document the existence of a face-to-face encounter (including through the use of telehealth) with the Medicaid eligible individual within reasonable timeframes. This proposal would align the timeframes with similar regulatory requirements for Medicare home health services in accordance with section 6407 of the Affordable Care Act and reflects CMS’ commitment to the general principles of the President’s Executive Order 13563 released January 18, 2011, entitled “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” In addition, this rule proposes to amend home health services regulations to clarify the definitions of included medical supplies, CMS-2348-P 2 equipment and appliances, and clarify that States may not limit home health services to services delivered in the home, or to services furnished to individuals who are homebound.
RIN: Not Assigned
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Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Sep 12, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/12/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0133-0002
Comment Period Closed
Sep 12, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/07/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0133-0001

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