CMS 486

Good morning! Anyone here still using the form CMS-486? And what it is for? And is it still required? Need feedback on this. Thank you.


  • edited May 2017
    It has not been required for years.

    It used to be a billing form used to summarize the care provided during the 60 days of the cert period and to justify why you were billing for services.

    Susan G. Johnsen, RN, MSN, COS-C
    Director, Patient Care. LLUMC Home Health Care
    ph: 909 558 3285

    “Excellence is the Result of Habitual Integrity.”
    Lennie Bennett
  • Ok. But what do you use if the patient have a change of condition and needs to update the plan of care? Is the PVO suffice for that situation?
  • Noel,
    You should perform a SCIC and a physician verbal order will suffice to update the patient's plan of care.

    Stacy Ashworth, MS-HCA, RN, HCS-D, COS-C
    Executive Vice President Quality and Standards
    Clinical Informatics
    Office: 304-390-5282|  Fax: 714-577-1015|  Cell: 304-615-7619  |
  • Oh ok. thank you very much for the input.
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