By:Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, CHCA
(99347 – 99350)
Yes, it is true CMS updated the definition of home to include, temporary lodging and short term accommodations. The change includes places such as, hotels, hostels, campgrounds, and cruise ships.
Other changes to the home visit include:
Only requiring documentation of an interval history since the previous visit
Eliminating requirements to re-document information from practice staff or patient
Removing the need to justify home visits in place of office visits
Source: MLN Matters MM11063: https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/Downloads/MM11063.pdf