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Physician Documentation Requirements

Commodes

  • Detailed Written Order That Contains:
    • Patient's Name
    • Detailed Description of the Item(s) to Be Ordered
    • Length of Need the Patient Will Require the Item(s)
    • Physician's Printed Name
    • Physician's NPI
    • Physician's Signature
    • Physician's Date of Signature
  • Face-to-face evaluation dated within 6 months of the detailed written order documenting:
    • Patient's diagnoses or conditions that warrant the medical necessity of the item
    • Patient is physically incapable of utilizing regular toilet facilities because of one of the following:
      • The beneficiary is confined to a single room, (or)
      • The beneficiary is confined to one level of the home environment and there is no toilet on that level, (or)
      • The beneficiary is confined to the home and there are no toilet facilities in the home

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