CMS Explains Who Can Contact Physician Offices Regarding Documentation

CMS has set out to define the differences between entities that can and cannot contact physician offices regarding medical records, documentation and other information, according to an AAPC release.

After receiving calls from providers who were confused about the rights and responsibilities of various entities, CMS has published an article and table that can assist physicians and staff in understanding the roles of:

Claims processing contractors
Program integrity contractors
Special medical review contractors
Appeals contractors and entities
Quality improvement contractors

Access the CMS table here.

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