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Update: Face-to-Face Requirments Effective April 1, 2011

Despite efforts by various groups to have the face-to-face  encounter requirement delayed for hospices and home health agencies, the requirement became effective as of April 1, 2011.  For more information regarding this issue, please see a recently authored article by Wachler & Associates attorneys Amy K. Fehn and Jennifer Colagiovanni entitled New Audit Risk for Home Health Agencies: Face to Face Certification Requirements.