In this publication, CMS speaks to several “commonly accepted methods” of date stamping. Those are: hard copy date stamps, hand-written dates, facsimile headers and electronic receipt dates. The date stamp should include the word “received” and the month, day and year.
Proper date stamping can make the difference between a payable claim and a denial. Be sure that you have a date stamping protocol in place for all incoming documentation. See the update here: http://cgsmedicare.com/jc/pubs/news/2014/1014/cope27091.html