Ostomy Documentation Tips (Trade)
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For the 2018 reporting period, insufficient documentation accounted for 81.6 percent of improper payments for ostomy supplies. Additional types of errors for ostomy supply claims in the 2018 reporting period were no documentation (2.3 percent) and medical necessity (1.9 percent). Medical records must contain adequate, clear documentation that supports the medical necessity of the amount ordered and billed. The quantity of ostomy supplies needed by a beneficiary is determined primarily by the type of ostomy, its location, its construction, and the condition of the skin surface surrounding the stoma. Document if the diversion is an intestinal or urinary ostomy, whether its temporary or permanent, and the location abdominal quadrant, skinfold, umbilicus. To know more visit us: bit.ly/2P5rB5w or email us at- firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at- 888-357-3226 (Eight-Eight-Eight-Three-Five-Seven-Three-Two-Two-Six).