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 federal and commercial payer auditors – leading to paybacks that the practice was not prepared for. These paybacks can render a practice or group financially crippled and in a compliance quagmire. Along with the compliance benefits, regular surgical operative report auditing helps the billing and coding team identify areas of possible lost revenue due to lack of clinical documentation, improper coding, or both – allowing for training and increased revenue on future services.
Join this session with medical billing and coding expert Dreama Sloan-Kelly, MD, CCS, to learn how to audit surgical operative reports. Dreama will provide you tips on audit guidelines and how to approach the process. You will learn how to document audit results and present to the practice administration, and how to effectively communicate with the surgeon so they are able to put into practice the recommendations. You will also learn what common issues may be triggers for payer audits
With this session, you will be able to audit surgical operative reports and identify any possible compliance issues, as well as identify any possible lost revenue secondary to missed procedures or poor clinical documentation. You will learn communication skills for communicating the results of the audit to the surgeon and manage audit tools to make the process of auditing easier.
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Who Should Attend
General surgery, otolaryngology, OB/Gyn, orthopedics, cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, neurosurgery, dermatology, ophthalmology:
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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...
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