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Monitor documentation for accurate LOS estimate

Strategies for Health Care Compliance, February 1, 2013

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Ensuring detailed documentation isn't important only with respect to documenting medical necessity. Case managers should also ensure physicians are including enough information in patient records to help them accurately estimate length of stay (LOS), says Glenn Krauss, BBA, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPUR, PCS, FCS, C-CDIS, CCDS, an independent health information management consultant in Madison, Wis.

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