Cloned notes documentation

jwhite2637

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can anyone direct me to documentation about cloned notes and why physicians should not use them? I'm looking for something directly from OIG or CMS.
 

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The 2012 OIG work plan which shows the areas of emphasis for audit and review. Cloned documention was specifically identified as an area of high concern and "ripe for investigation"
 

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can anyone direct me to documentation about cloned notes and why physicians should not use them? I'm looking for something directly from OIG or CMS.


I found a lot of articles that supposedly quoted the OIG and CMS, but apparently, citing sources isn't something that a lot of people do, anymore...
http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_038463.hcsp?dDocName=bok1_038463

http://www.fierceemr.com/story/ehr-fraud-abuse-big-focus-latest-oig-plan/2011-10-12

http://www.aapcps.com/news-articles/EHRdetailedMeansDetailed.aspx

I did find one specific opinion, from Palmetto GBA, though: http://www.palmettogba.com/palmetto/providers.nsf/ls/Jurisdiction 11 Part B~8MKQK88358?opendocument

And the OIG Work plan (See page 49) http://oig.hhs.gov/reports-and-publications/archives/workplan/2012/Work-Plan-2012.pdf:
Evaluation and Management Services: Potentially Inappropriate Payments
We will assess the extent to which CMS made potentially inappropriate payments for E/M services and the consistency of E/M medical review determinations. We will also review multiple E/M services for the same providers and beneficiaries to identify electronic health records (EHR) documentation practices associated with potentially improper payments. Medicare contractors have noted an increased frequency of medical records with identical documentation across services. Medicare requires providers to select the code for the service based upon the content of the service and have documentation to support the level of service reported. (CMS’s Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Pub. No. 100-04, ch. 12, § 30.6.1.) (OEI; 04-10-00181; 04-10-00182; expected issue date: FY 2013; work in progress)
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