Last month, Apple issued a long awaited announcement of their move into the medical records field, by debuting new functions in the updated Health app for the iOS 11.3 beta, allowing users to view and aggregate their medical records on their iPhones.
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 medical records include a "legible … Continue Reading
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 with this prospect are tempted … Continue Reading