Enforcement begins on a new Medicare rule that mandates a personal encounter for the initial certification of home health and hospice services. ... Enforcement began April 1 for the new rule published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
mandated by new, and sometimes confusing, federal provisions intended to bring all physician-industry relationships into the open. ... See the sidebar““ >Exemptions at a glance.”). Despite this and other concerns, the College and experts are
issue looks at how the new regulations are specifically affecting physicians. ... International Conference, held in New Orleans last November, with a pair of stories from each.