Top Audit Hot Spots for the Emergency Department - Facility and Professional

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 02, 2010
60 Minutes
Product Description

Documentation and correct coding are key factors in avoiding costly audits.

Increasing federal and private payer audits want to assure that ED services are medically necessary.

Join coding expert Caral Edelberg, CPC, CCS-P, CHC for this 1-hour audio conference where she will walk you through common problems, solutions and ways to audit records and coders to improve audit outcomes.

Here's a glimpse at some of the topics Caral will Discuss:

  • Common ED procedures with complex coding rules that may be difficult to code accurately due to lack of documentation or internal coding policies
  • Top resources for common ED coding dilemmas
  • Getting ED physicians, nurses, coding staff and auditors on the same page
  • Scoring the E/M-what tools are available and are they endorsed by payers
  • Medical necessity – Yes, it’s still important and must be documented
  • Chief Complaint/Reason for Visit: Increasing importance in determining medical necessity
  • Diagnosis coding - who makes the rules for appropriate ED coding
  • Keeping up-to-date on RAC activities – Who should be responsible for your RAC readiness?

Who should attend? ED administrators, Compliance Officers, ED facility and professional coders, ED nurses and physicians interested in improving revenue and avoiding errors

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About Our Speaker

Caral Edelberg - Emergency Medicine Coding Expert

Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC, leads the overall growth and operational delivery of Edelberg + Associates’ in coding, compliance and education. Caral is a well-regarded author, lecturer and industry expert in healthcare revenue cycle management, coding and compliance. Caral maintains a long list of certifications and affiliations which include: dual coding certifications from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Academy of Professional...   More Info
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