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CMS discusses H&Ps, packaging during most recent ODF

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, January 1, 2008

CMS hosted a Hospital Open Door Forum (ODF) call on November 8, 2007, during which it discussed several inpatient and outpatient changes. Below is a summary of selected topics. CMS clarified that providers must document history and physicals (H&P) no more than 30 days before or 24 hours after admission or registration for surgery that requires anesthesia.

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