CMS published its final rule that would require face-to-face visits prior to home health services for Medicaid patients, a rule that already exists for Medicare patients. The rule also includes a parenthetical allowing those "face-to-face" visits to be conducted via telehealth. CMS did not define what constitutes telehealth in the language of the bill, but did state that it will defer to state definitions of telehealth and that phone calls or emails will not suffice.

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