|On February 2, 2016, U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued final regulations to amend the process for authorizing Home Health Services for Medicaid beneficiaries. These changes include a requirement for physicians or certain approved non-physician practitioners to conduct and document face-to-face encounters with Medicaid beneficiaries (within specific timeframes, required documentation components, and the allowance for telehealth as permitted by each state) for the payment and delivery of Home Health Services under Medicaid. The final rule modifies requirements on the delivery of Home Health Services, broadening it beyond the home setting but excluding hospitals, nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) or settings in which “payment is or could be made under Medicaid for inpatient services that include room and board.”
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