Improper documentation for E/M services has resulted in major compliance violations and loss of revenue to numerous healthcare practices. The implementation of EHR systems has only added to the confusion and potential for errors. For example, if your EHR is producing E/M documentation that is robust in one segment (such as History) and thin in another (say the physical Examination), you may just be trusting the device way too much! Auditors can down-code most of your E/M claims due to a vacant “physical Exam” section in the documentation.
While correct documentation and E/M coding is one of the most misinterpreted requirements put on a physician, it’s also the physician’s best defense against payer audits and government scrutiny. The challenge is adopting best practices and keeping the organization in the know when it comes to E/M documentation and compliance.
Join expert speaker Barbara J. Cobuzzi in this informative session, to determine E/M documentation and coding dangers and avoid potential disasters along the way. Get all the definitions you need to know and get the knowledge to fit together all the many E/M working pieces. Learn about tips and strategies to present E/M service issues in a way that make sense to your physicians. Also, get practical information and knowledge to take care of medical necessity, E/M documentation and EHR issues effectively.
Who should attend
Barbara J. Cobuzzi owns CRN Healthcare Solutions which provides value added provider consulting services. She holds a B.S. in industrial engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from New York University. She holds certifications from the AAPC as a CPC (certified physician coder), COC (certified hospital outpatient coder), CPC-P (certified payer coder) a CPC-I (certified coding instructor) and a CPCO (certified professional compliance officer). She also holds...
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