Talk Ten Tuesdays

Late Signatures for Medical Services: Can You Still Bill and Get Paid?

September 24, 2019 Episode 286
Talk Ten Tuesdays
Late Signatures for Medical Services: Can You Still Bill and Get Paid?
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Talk Ten Tuesdays
Late Signatures for Medical Services: Can You Still Bill and Get Paid?
Sep 24, 2019 Episode 286
Chuck Buck | Tim Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson | Terry Fletcher | Erica Remer, MD
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published rules and guidance on the topic of a "completed medical record." But what if the provider didn't sign off on the note or authenticate it in the electronic health record (EHR) until after the fact? Is the record still considered complete, for billing and reporting purposes?
Show Notes

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published rules and guidance on the topic of a "completed medical record." But what if the provider didn't sign off on the note or authenticate it in the electronic health record (EHR) until after the fact? Is the record still considered complete, for billing and reporting purposes?

During this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays, nationally recognized professional physician coder and auditor Terry Fletcher reports on the need for complete medical records, including the proper documentation and a dated physician signature.

This podcast also features the following segments:

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson, senior healthcare consultant at Revenue Cycle Solutions, LLC, hasTalk Ten Tuesdays coding report.

  • The CDI Report: Susan Gatehouse, CEO of Axea Solutions, returns to the broadcast to report on the challenges associated with the proper reporting and documenting of the social determinants of health (SdoH).

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert, and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.

  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, FACEP, CCDS, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, discusses the need for healthcare professionals to tear down silos and work in a spirit of collaboration.


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