ESRD Documentation Requirements

It is expected that patient's medical records reflect the need for care/services provided. The listing of records is not all inclusive. Providers must ensure all necessary records are submitted to support services rendered. They may include:

Dialysis

They shall include:

Check Brief Description
  Correct Beneficiary and Date of Service
  Dialysis Flow Sheets
  Medication Administration Record(s)
  Physician Order and/or Intent (*Note intent (i.e. progress notes) should be properly authenticated by ordering physician)
  Documentation contains valid signature of every attendant and Physician (legible and complete)
  Advance Beneficiary Notice of Noncoverage (ABN), if applicable
  Completed Noridian Part B Signature Attestation Statement [PDF] or Signature Log for illegible signature, if applicable

 

Multiple CMS contractors are charged with completing reviews of medical records. See Identifying Which Entity Completed a Part B Claim Review for detailed information about each of these contractors.

Documentation Submission

Once a provider compiles all the necessary documentation, it is important to submit them to the appropriate contractor according to the request received.

View the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) webpage for additional information and resources.

Last Updated Feb 08, 2019

Documentation Requirements Disclaimer

The documentation requirements contents/references provided within this section were prepared as educational tools and are not intended to grant rights or impose obligations. Use of these documents are not intended to take the place of either written law or regulations.

The listing of records is not all inclusive. Providers must ensure all necessary records are submitted to support services rendered.

Important that physician intent, physician decision and physician recommendation to provide services derived clearly from the medical record and properly authenticated.

The submission of these records shall not guarantee payment as all applicable coverage requirements must be met.