The National Association of Home Care and Hospice had a helpful F2F article in one of last week’s NAHC Reports that I believe is worth sharing.
The article reports on trends related to the first round of CMS Probe & Educate audits. It offers guidance on the use of F2F forms and clarifies the documentation differences between the physician who is doing the F2F encounter and the physician who is certifying a patient for Medicare home health. The article can be found here: http://www.nahc.org/NAHCReport/nr160526_1/
The article also links to a helpful tool for agencies to use in determining if documentation requirements have been met. http://www.nahc.org/assets/1/7/F2F_tool.pdf