Auditing Surgical Operative Reports – Update for 2016

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Surgical Operative Report Audits – Update for 2016


Learning how to audit surgical operative reports is essential to any surgical compliance program and to the financial health of any surgical group. Most surgical groups focus only on auditing evaluation and management services without realizing they are still at risk for negative audit findings from payer auditors – leading to paybacks that the practice was not prepared for. Along with this there is often more lost revenue through surgical procedure coding.

Learn all about surgical operative report audits including Audit guideline tips, tips on how to approach the process, tips on how to document audit results and present to the practice administration with expert speaker Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS, in this session.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn what payer auditors are looking for
  • Learn how to look for key terms that support the CPT® and ICD-10 codes billed
  • Understand the best approach for the audit process
  • Learn how to communicate with the surgeon on what documentation is required to support the CPT® and ICD-10 codes billed to ensure everything is billed to the highest level of specificity
  • Appropriately evaluate the procedure codes
  • Learn how to look for possible missed revenue by comparing the documentation and the CPT® codes billed
  • Locate what codes could have possibly been billed based on what was documented by the surgeon in the operative report
  • Tips on auditing procedure codes
  • Analyze the data and keep a systematic record with the help of Excel.
  • Learn about guideline requirements for the surgical operative report

Who should attend?

Practice Managers, Office Managers, Medical Billers, Medical Coders, MD, DO, NP, PA, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists, MR Auditors

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About Our Speaker

Dreama Sloan-Kelly - Healthcare and Medical Billing Coding Expert

Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS has over 14 years of experience in the medical field. A graduate of Wellesley College and Tufts University School of Medicine, she has a varied background including clinical, billing, and coding. Dr. Sloan-Kelly is President/CEO of Kelly, Sloan, and Associates, LLC and speaks at various seminars and webinars, imparting her knowledge in an upbeat, matter of fact, manner. Her goal is get the...   More Info
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