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Did You Know that Your Claim Can Receive the Specific Granular Error - The Face-to-Face Encounter No

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Posted: 22nd Sep 2016

The specific granular error The Face-to-Face Encounter Not Present can not only be received if you did not submit documentation of the face-to-face encounter, but also if your submitted documentation upon medical review is deemed as not being valid according to the Medicare documentation requirements. If you receive this error you should refer to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Internet Only Manual (IOM), Publication 100-02 (PDF, 455 KB), Chapter 7, Section for a complete listing of the home health face-to-face encounter documentation requirements.