Thursday, March 22, 2012

Medical Records Amendments

Palmetto GBA, the Jurisdiction 1 Medicare Administrative Contractor, has published a great article on Medical Record Amendments.  We get a lot of questions about these amendments, and there's very little in writing about them.  The Palmetto article is consistent with what CMS has told Medicare Advantage plans on conference calls--that these amendments should be rare, and should be done within a few days of the original medical record entry.

You can read the article here.
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Monday, March 19, 2012

Upcoming CMS Conference Call

On March 28, 2012, from 2:30-4:00 pm EST, CMS will host a conference call on the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE, also called the "Welcome to Medicare Physical") and the Annual Wellness Visit.

If you are interested, you can register here.