The following is from the NAHC website:

CMS Announces a Special Open Door Forum: Suggested Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health Tuesday, April 22; 3-4pm ET

Conference Call Only

CMS will host a series of Special Open Door Forum (ODF) calls to allow physicians and other interested parties to give feedback on data elements for the Suggested Electronic Clinical Template for Home Health.

In order to enhance physician understanding of medical documentation requirements to support orders for Home Health services, CMS has developed a list of clinical elements within a Suggested Electronic Clinical Template that would assist physicians when documenting the Home Health (HH) face-to-face encounter for Medicare purposes.

While not intended to be a data entry form, the template will describe the clinical elements that CMS believes would be useful in supporting the documentation requirements for coverage of Home Health services. CMS will work in collaboration with the DHHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and the electronic Determination of Coverage (eDoC) workgroup, which are focused on giving practitioners access to payer approved tools for the electronic submission of medical documentation.

Comments on the document can be sent to eclinicaltemplate@cms.hhs.gov. Additional information is available on the HH Electronic Clinical Template web page.

Special Open Door Participation Instructions:

  • Participant Dial-In Number:  800-837-1935; Conference ID # 20361722

Note: TTY Communications Relay Services are available for the Hearing Impaired. For TTY services dial 7-1-1 or  1-800-855-2880. A Relay Communications Assistant will help.

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Until next time, M

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