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Lawmakers To CMS: Justify Home Health Face-to-Face Requirements

Lawmakers are asking CMS to justify its use of face-to-face requirements for home health care and explain how the provisions are impacting Medicare spending, laying out the request as part of the report accompanying the fiscal 2015 spending bill. The report also asks CMS to analyze home health rebasing, which the industry has strongly opposed. The House and Senate report, which accompanied the recently passed 2015 omnibus appropriations bill, says that CMS as part of its fiscal 2016 budget request...

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