Deciphering New Documentation Rules.
Our latest Compliance Conversations episode is called “The Teaching Physician Rule: A Blessing or a Curse.”
Back in February, CMS announced changes that seem to allow medical students a lot more freedom to document a patient’s medical record. Which could sound like a dream to physicians who might be thinking that the students will help ease the heavy burden of bureaucracy, but auditors are a little worried. Auditors are going, “Wait, hold on, we’ve got to really look at this before we jump the gun.” Host CJ Wolf speaks with expert compliance auditor, Charla Prillaman, who’s lived and breathed auditing for decades. The hard part, it turns out, isn’t understanding the new rule; the hard part is re-educating doctors.
Listen to this episode of Compliance Conversations, The Teaching Physician Rule: A Blessing or a Curse, to learn the:
- New Specifics of Student Documentation for E/M Services and HPI
- Dangers of Improper Documentation
- Teaching Physician’s Responsibility to Verify and Attest to Student Documentation
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