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Legible Documentation Signatures—Not Optional

A recent alert went out from various Medicare contractors concerning the requirement for  healthcare providers to include a legible signature on their documentation. It turns out that in some cases, providers are not signing their documentation at all! Audits conducted by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and CERT (Comprehensive Error Rate Testing) have […]

Billing a Non-covered Service under a Payable Code

Can we do that? I could not begin to recount all the times I have heard healthcare providers or their staff ask if they can bill Medicare or another insurance carrier for a non-covered service that they perform, but just code it as something else so that they can get paid. It is little wonder […]