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For new integrated services, community helpers do not qualify as official workers

Effective Oct 12, 2023
Published Oct 16, 2023
Last Reviewed Oct 12, 2023
Question: Please provide more information about the community health integration (CHI) service in the proposed 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule... If a Medicare patient can’t drive to their doctor’s appointments, pick up their prescriptions or perform other tasks related to receiving health care, can a treating provider count the services of community helpers who perform those tasks toward CHI? In other words, can drivers and delivery people be auxiliary personnel, as described in the proposed rule?

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