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Stuff You Didn’t Know About Medicare: Physician Signature Requirements

Posted in Medicare

With the rollout of the Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) audit program in full swing, physicians should be paying close attention to their medical record documentation efforts.  One of the Medicare documentation requirement that many physicians don’t fully appreciate is the requirement that all medical records be signed by the performing physician.  Specifically, Medicare requires that… Continue Reading

Altering Medical Records: What Not To Do When Being Audited By Medicare

Posted in Fraud and Abuse, Medicare

Document, document, document! is the cry of health care attorneys and consultants across the Country when asked what physicians can do to protect their practices from fraud and abuse liability.  But what happens if you receive a Medicare audit request and you find out that your documentation isn’t so good or even non-existent?  Many physicians when faced… Continue Reading