At Amistad Homecare, Inc., our patients come first, so we appreciate your referrals. Please read more about us if you are interested to learn more about our unique agency. Below, we have additional information about our referral process and our face-to-face encounters. Downloadable forms are also linked at the bottom of this page so you can download them at your convenience. If you have any questions or concerns and need additional help, feel free to call us or complete our contact form.
If you have any questions about the home health referral process, anyone can contact Amistad Homecare, Inc. and an employee will be more than happy to help you.
Due to the Affordable Care Act, a face-to-face encounter must occur within the 90 days prior to the start of care, or within the 30 days after the start of care. Documentation of such an encounter must be present on certifications for patients which starts of care on or after
January 1, 2011.
For physicians who work in collaboration with a nurse practitioner or a clinical nurse specialist, or who supervise a physician's assistant, the face-to-face encounter may be carried out by that non-physician practitioner who must document the clinical findings.
Order home health services
Certify that a face-to-face encounter has occurred
Certify that other eligibility criteria are met, such as medical necessity and homebound status