CMS Updates Policy on Amending Late Medical Record Entries

On Dec. 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released Transmittal 442, Change Request 8105 with an effective date of Jan. 8, 2013. This transmittal provides CMS’ policy and instructions to contractors on acceptable methods to amend, correct and enter late entries into the medical record. The transmittal does not require that medical records be completed by the end of a work day, but does encourage providers to enter documentation at the time services are rendered.

To view the transmittal click here.

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