Informational Bulletin 99-21
Regulatory Change Advisory From Health Care Financing Administration
Rehabilitation Service Providers need to be aware of the following information sent by the Health Care Financing Administration advising of the following regulatory changes:
Effective January 1, 1999, as a result of a revision to 42 CAR 485.711(b), nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants are able to review plans of care and results of treatment at least every 30 days for Medicare patients. Formerly, only physicians could review the plans of care and results of treatment for Medicare patients. Definitions of these personnel have been added to Part 485.705.
The Health Care Financing Adminstration's Form HCFA 1893 (Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech/Language Survey Report Form) will be updated to include the changes. The changes noted above are located in the Federal Register/Vol. 63, No.211.
If you have any questions regarding this bulletin, please contact:
Minnesota Department of Health
Licensing and Certification Section
85 East Seventh Street
P.O. Box 64900
St. Paul, Minnesota 55164-0900
Phone: (651) 201-4101
Fax: (651) 201-4110