I am not aware of any official limitation as to how much is too much but there has to be some sense of reason.
The note must be unique to the visit it is supposed to document, the information has to be pertinent to this visit. Something that was done the prior visit may be resolved and copying it over would be redundant to say the least. The copied information must be reviewed and edited to make sure it reflects "today's" visit accurately.
There was an article in the September 2006 Medicare B resources, see page 100. This is NHIC - your carrier may have something similar. Go to the part that starts with "Honest reporting" - bold font, middle of page. http://www.medicarenhic.com/news/pro...mbr_sept06.pdf
Hope this is useful.
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