BC Advantage - 2017 Issue 2

Documentation: Carrying Forward or Ineffective Use of Templates?

I often receive questions such as the below from our members regarding E&M scoring:"I have heard that if information is "cloned" or "moved forward" from a previous visit, we should not count that info in scoring. However, I have also read that if a provider moves the info forward and also documents that it is the same or unchanged, then we are able to use that information. Can you clarify?"The problem is that everyone says that CMS says you cannot copy/paste and/or clone documentation, but try to find that in black and white. CMS now has a...

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