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Would Your Documentation Stand Up to a Medicare Audit?

Documentation under the Magnifying Glass Facts & findings from recent Medicare audits reveal 3 main areas where payment errors were identified.  The  results?  Charges denied as “Insufficient Documentation” ….leading to recoupment. The 3 most common deficiencies were: Illegible or missing signatures on documentation or orders Signature requirements are nothing new–but CMS and its audit contractors […]

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 […]