Importance of External Provider Documentation to validate RAPS data

Importance of External Provider Documentation to validate RAPS data

  • 20 Jul 0
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With the most recent sweep of RAPS data completed, now is the time to re-validate the accuracy of calendar year 2014 RAPS data. Ensuring that proper medical record documentation is on file and readily available is a large part of validating RAPS data accuracy. While the focus is most certainly on internal documentation, external provider documentation should not be overlooked. Considering that some RAPS data submitted is unique to external providers only emphasizes the importance of proper medical record documentation. Development of an internal process to confirm sufficient documentation from external providers will improve accuracy in coding reviews, RAPS correctness and response time to CMS data validation requests.

 

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