Compliance Update- OIG Work Plan & E/M Trend

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Prerecorded Event
Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CCS
60 Minutes
Product Description

Are You Prepared Against Increased Audits ? OIG has heightened scrutiny, and we all need to pull up our socks to ensure compliance !!

The OIG released a much awaited report on Coding Trends, for  Medicare E/M Services on 19th May2012. This report is the first in a series of evaluation of E/M services. Subsequent evaluations will determine the appropriateness of Medicare payments for E/M services, and the extent of documentation vulnerabilities in E/M services. So you have to decide if you are well prepared for increased audit activities.

Join this informative audio conference presented by our expert speaker Elin Baklid-Kunz, MBA, CPC, CCS, where Elin will review the latest audit issues, including the 2012 OIG Work Plan for Physicians and the hot topics every physician office need to know. Also, last year HHS & CMS announced new technology to fight Medicare Fraud, enabling the government's ability to collect and analyze information rather than evaluating one claim at a time.

you will be provided with handouts which you can use in future to refer:

  • Documentation Tips for Common Coding Issues.
  • Physician E/M Services Training Checklist.
  • Instructions on how to download Medicare’s EM data for bell curves..

Here Is What You'll Learn:

  • Increased Government Scrutiny –increased error rates. Learn to combat increased scrutiny.
  • Understand the new focus of E/M Services- OIG’s latest report.
  • Understanding how do physicians get selected for audit?
  • Top Physician Audit Targets & E/M Risk Areas.
  • Documentation tips to ensure correct coding.

Who should attend? Compliance Manager, Compliance Officer, Risk Manager, HIPAA Officer, Chief Information Officer, Health Information Manager, Medical Office Manager, Medical Practice Lawyer, CFO, CEO, COO, Privacy Officer, Information Security Officer, Coding professionals, billing specialist, practice managers, HIM directors, compliance officers, case managers and, physicians.

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About Our Speaker

Elin Baklid Kunz - Medical Billing Coding Expert


Kunz is a national speaker and published author on topics related to medical practice compliance, coding, reimbursement, chart audits and federal regulations. Her twenty years of healthcare experience includes six years as Director of Physician Services for a large health system, seven years in corporate finance and four years in compliance. She presents workshops for the American Academy of Professional Coders and delivers keynote presentations for Eli Research...   More Info
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