Federal Regulations

Proposed Rules: Face-to-Face Requirements for Home Health Services

Published in the July 12, 2011 Federal Register, CMS proposed rules implementing the face-to-face requirements of section 6407 and additionally clarifying that home health services cannot be restricted to individuals who are homebound or to services furnished in the home.

Commentary From Proposed Rule on Improvements to the Physician Feedback Program

On July 12, 2011, CMS published proposed rules in the Federal Register entitled Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2012. The proposed rules include information about the Physician Quality Reporting System measures reporting mechanisms that would be available to eligible professionals and group practices who choose to participate in the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System, and the proposed criteria for satisfactory reporting in 2012. The link goes to an excerpt from the proposed rule on the text regarding Section 3003.