On November 26th, CMS released the Medicare Learning Network Article- (SE1237) Importance of Preparing/Maintaining Legible Medical Records. This article highlights the importance of legible documentation in avoiding claim denials. The key points highlighted:
- General Principles of Medical Record Documentation
- Medicare Signature requirements
- Amendments, Corrections and Delayed Entries
If you are looking for more facts on amendments, corrections and delayed entries see the Medicare Program Integrity Manual Section 188.8.131.52. The MLN article, Complying with Medicare Signature Requirements, provides a question and answer format for information on signature regulations
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