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    Does anyone know what the timeline is for "closing EMR", i.e., to have the records in the EHR?

    This questions came up when I was reviewing the AAPC WC: The ABCs of Auditing (slide 11)

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Apr 2007
    Dover Seacoast New Hampshire


    We have an internal policy that the EMR note must be finalized in 72 hours, then it is locked for all except addendums (view only access).

    I don't know of any regulatory guidance on this, but if you come across any, please post!
    Pam Brooks, MHA, CPC, PCS, COC
    Coding Manager
    Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
    Dover, NH 03820

    If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney

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