Over the last several weeks, I have written articles on Reevaluations vs Progress Reports: What’s the Difference?, Progress Reports: What are the Required Elements?, and Progress Reports vs Recertifications: What’s the Difference? This week, I want to discuss is it possible for one note to include the required elements for a progress report, reevaluation and a recertification and if yes, how would the note look and would a physician need to sign and date the note.
To answer the question, yes, one note can contain the required elements for a progress report, reevaluation and a recertification for Medicare Part B patient’s. Keep in mind that the required elements for a progress report and reevaluation are essentially the same. They are:
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