Health Care – CMS to Issue Final Rules on Certain Provisions of the Affordable Care Act

On February 2, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will publish final rules regarding Section 6407 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 and Section 504 of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). These provisions require a “face-to-face” encounter for an initial order of Medicaid home health services and allow other professionals, working under the supervision of a physician, to perform the “face-to-face” visit for the purpose of obtaining medical supplies, equipment, and appliances.The rule makes a number of other clarifying changes and becomes effective on July 1, 2016. If you would like to review the rule, you may do so here.

%d bloggers like this: