Tip From The Trenches

Date Published: July 31 2013

If a mistake was made on the face-to-face evaluation documentation, what can physicians do to amend it?

Medicare released a clarification earlier this year that states that it is admissible to amend a written document (face-to-face evaluation or seven-element order) – the practitioner can line through the incorrect statement and hand write the change, sign and date it.

Alternatively, the practitioner can go through the face-to-face evaluation again using

Once the medical record is generated and recorded via it being saved as a PDF or printed with an electronic signature, it cannot be changed within the program. does offer a “review” section (where the practitioner can review and edit each section before saving and printing) in order to remain HIPAA compliant. 

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