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Journal of Health Care Compliance — January – February 200837Julene Brown, RN, MSN, CHC, CPC, has worked in health care for 20 plus years and in compliance for five years. Her current position is billing compliance manager at MeritCare Health System in Fargo, North Dakota. She can be reached at [email protected]Tips for Addressing Questions Regarding Billing, Electronic Records, and Falsified DocumentationHave you had to address questions regarding mak-ing a late entry in a health care record? Com-pliance professionals have been faced with this many times. To help address these questions, create a policy to assist others in answering their questions re-garding making late entries. Make sure to get legal ad-vice and local Medicare carrier published information when creating the policy. This article discusses billing, electronic records, and falsified documentation related to amended records/late entries/addenda.

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