CMS has authorized First Coast to conduct reviews utilizing a targeted probe and educate (TPE) review process.
Targeted probe and educate (TPE) reviews have been temporarily postponed due to the public health emergency (PHE) declared as a result of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We encourage providers to focus on patient care and defer discussions related to these reviews after the PHE. First Coast will reach out to providers after the pandemic to offer education based upon prior reviews. In the event providers would like to receive education during this time, we are prepared to provide educational sessions. Please feel free to reach out to the nurse assigned to your case to arrange an educational call.
Medical record documentation is required to record pertinent facts, findings, and observations about an individual’s health history including past and present illnesses, examinations, tests, treatments, and outcomes. Find tips, tools and resources for the documentation of clinical services provided to Medicare patients. Use the checklists to ensure you have met medical documentation requirements based on specific services.
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