Home Visit Medical Necessity Updates

Mar 4, 2019 | Uncategorized

2019 has begun a long process to eliminate redundant paperwork for providers and giving greater importance to patient interaction. One of the first changes to this multi-year program is the elimination of some home visit documentation requirements.nnE/M visits in the patient’s private residences (CPT codes 99341-99350) had, in previous years, to justify the home visit by documenting medical necessity. Effective January 1, 2019 CMS, as part of the “Final Rule”, has finalized the policy change and removed the requirement to the medical record documentation for these visits.