3-20-2020 – CMS – Home Heath Face to Face and Waiver 1135 Update

Sharon Hamilton MS, RN, CFDS
Clinical Consultant, Briggs Healthcare

If you were not signed into the CMS call this morning here is the latest information regarding the Face to Face and waiver 1135 situation.

The statutory requirements regarding the patient being rural and limited to certain originating sites has been waived for the required physician F2F encounter under the 1135 waiver.

At this time, it has only been approved for home health providers and not for hospice, but they are working on the situation for hospice.

CMS will be updating this information on the FAQ page this afternoon.