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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Are Form 8453 S Authorization

Instructions and Help about Are Form 8453 S Authorization

Welcome to this presentation on your medical documentation matters. This presentation is a comprehensive review of Medicaid documentation policies and procedures, from evaluation and management (E/M) to discharge. It includes a case study to demonstrate how complete and accurate documentation must be in order to receive reimbursement from Medicaid for medical services. At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will identify Medicaid medical documentation rules, explain that services rendered must be well-documented, and that documentation lays the foundation for all coding and billing. They will also describe the national impact of improper payments. The goals of this presentation are for the participant to become familiar with Medicaid medical documentation rules, discover through a case study the importance of complete and detailed documentation as the foundation for coding, billing, and quality of care for the patient, and learn how poor documentation leads to improper payments, which have a negative national impact on Medicaid. During this presentation, we will discuss the importance of medical documentation. Let's begin with a quick overview of Medicaid. Medicaid is a unique program, quite different from Medicare. Medicare has nationwide laws and standards that every participating medical professional in any state must follow. Medicaid programs, on the other hand, vary according to each state's statutes, regulations, and state plan within broad federal guidelines. In addition, each state has the option of developing and implementing Medicaid waiver programs. Waiver program rules can also vary from state to state and even within the same state's programs. Participating medical professionals must know and abide by the specific rules for each state where they practice and for each of the programs for which they furnish covered services. State-specific examples are cited in the presentation to illustrate the rules discussed during the presentation, and may not be applicable in every state. Naturally, as medical professionals, you will want...