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CMS to Hold Forum on Home Health Documentation Tool April 22

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a special open door forum (ODF) conference call April 22 for physicians and others to provide feedback on clinical data elements CMS suggests incorporating into an electronic template for home health. The template includes detailed prompts for the clinical elements to assist physicians documenting home health face-to-face encounters with Medicare beneficiaries. CMS developed the template to help physicians understand the medical documentation required to support home health orders.

The conference call will be held Tuesday, April 22 from noon to 1 p.m. (PT).  To participate, call (800) 837-1935 and use conference ID # 20361722. Additional information on the home health electronic clinical template is available at