Targeted probe and educate
CMS has authorized First Coast to conduct reviews utilizing a targeted probe and educate (TPE) review process.
TPE is one process that a MAC can utilize when providers are selected by Medical Review. The TPE review process may include up to three rounds of a prepayment or post-payment probe review with education. If there are continued high denials after the first three rounds of reviews, First Coast will refer the provider and results to CMS.
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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