martes, 3 de marzo de 2015

Home Health, Hospice & DME Open Door Forums Update

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Special Open Door Forum:
Home Health Electronic Clinical Template and Home Health Paper Clinical Template
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
1:00-2:00 pm Eastern Time
Conference Call Only

To assist physicians/practitioners in thoroughly documenting patient eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit, CMS is considering the development of a voluntary home health paperclinical template. A voluntary home health electronic clinical template has been in the development process for the past year. CMS believes the use of clinical templates may reduce burden on the physicians and practitioners who order home health services. CMS will be hosting a series of Special Open Door Forum calls to provide an opportunity for physicians/practitioners, home health agencies and/or all other interested parties to provide feedback on both a paper clinical template and the electronic clinical template for home health services. The second call is Wednesday March 11, 2015.
In fiscal year (FY) 2014, the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program found that more than half(51.4 percent) of the home health claims were paid improperly. Of the 1308 CERT-reviewed claim lines in error, approximately 90 percent were found to have insufficient documentation errors. The Majority of these errors were due to inadequate documentation supporting the face-to-face requirement.Additional Special Open Door Forum calls on the templates will be held on April 8th and May 6th 2015 all at 1 PM Eastern Time.

Feedback and questions on the templates can be sent to:

We look forward to your participation.

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:
Participant Dial-In Number: 1-800-603-1774
Conference ID #: 78964233

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