Documenting Medical Necessity for Hip & Knee Joint Replacements

October 29, 2012
Rick Gawenda

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has published a MedLearn Matters article as an educational guide to improve compliance with documentation requirements for major joint replacement surgery (i.e. knee and hip). To read the article and how physical therapy plays a role in the decision the Medicare contractor will make when deciding to pay or not pay for the procedure, click…

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