Audit activity continues to trend upward. The MAC face-to-face audits are in full swing and identifying error rates approaching 90%. The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program is back online and ZPIC activity is increasing. Auditors are not only seeking recoveries, but in some instances are imposing six month payment suspensions based on audit findings. In this environment, documentation compliance is more important than ever as payment suspensions, pre-payment reviews and recoveries can be fatal to a provider.
In this session, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, a healthcare regulatory compliance expert, will review current problems identified in government audits. He will shed light on common errors in face-to-face as well as other matters including issues related to physician orders and other missing documentation that lead to recoveries by auditors. Robert will also review compliance steps to identify and prevent those problems before they occur.
Additionally, get strategies to address non-compliant physician documentation, why it is important that nurses sign and date the 485, and issues related to re-certifications and therapy goals.
Who should attend
Administrators, Directors of Nursing, billing personnel, compliance personnel, ownership
For more than a decade, Robert W. Markette, Jr., CHC, has focused his practice on representing home health, hospice, private duty and DME providers in all aspects of their operations. With more than a decade of experience in working with these industries, Robert has developed a reputation for understanding the operational, compliance and legal/regulatory issues facing homecare providers.