Long-Term Care

PPS Q&A

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, November 1, 2010

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Q. Could you please clarify Medicare’s daily documentation requirements? For service-based interventions, must the minutes spent on each individual intervention be documented?

A. Daily documentation, often called the daily note, treatment note, or daily encounter note, contains items that should be documented after every treatment. Progress summaries contain a brief overview of the resident’s progress in therapy, demonstrating why continued skilled therapy is necessary. They are generally written every three or four visits and may be included in that day’s daily note. 

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