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EHR Document...Documentation Cloning Audits

  • 1.  EHR Document...Documentation Cloning Audits

    Posted 29 days ago
    The EHR article posted last week (thanks...very helpful!) made me curious how many folks are auditing for physicians that may be cloning or doing "cut and paste" of documentation inconsistent with policy and procedure or documentation practices to support billing.

    In the "old days" this was certainly very labor intensive and time consuming.  With EHRs...one can now literally download the data entry from a physician over whatever time period is getting audited and check all of the downloaded fields for cloning with an extremely high rate of accuracy.

    Looking to compare and contrast if others are auditing and cloning and if you are using primarily a manual method, automated method, or hybrid method that involves both.

    Thanks!

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    Frank Ruelas
    Compliance Professional
    Arizona
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