CMS Revises Instructions for NPPs Ordering Home Health Services

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In the April 27, 2022 Transmittal, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) set out to clarify requirements for NPPs in the Medicare program by adding the following  language from long standing regulations that define non-physician practitioners (NPPs): “Physician assistant means an individual as defined at § 410.74(a) and (c). Clinical nurse specialist means […]

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Bill to Permit Non-Physician Practitioners to Certify Medicare Home Health Orders Introduced in the House

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A bipartisan group of legislators introduced a bill in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, April 9, to allow non-physician practitioners to certify home health orders under Medicare. Commonly referred to as the “NPP bill”, the legislation would extend certification authority to nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse midwives, and clinical nurse specialists. These NPPs play […]

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