As physicians, coders, auditors, and billers, you must ensure that the documentation supports the encounter. How is your EMR set up for documentation? Because if all the notes look the same or all examinations are the same for every patient, you run a high audit risk. And many other documentation pitfalls will set you up for a potential scrutiny, too.
It’s time for an upgrade to ensure compliance with 2018 physician documentation requirements. This is especially important in light of the possible changes to documentation CMS is proposing for evaluation and management (E&M) codes.
In this session, coding expert Melody Irvine will discuss the CMS Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2018 factsheet. She will also discuss CMS’s proposed E&M code changes. She will outline the specific areas CMS is looking at for documentation and how the new focus will affect future provider documentation.
E&M codes are always on the OIG Workplan, and you want to be able to protect your institution from unnecessary audits. After attending this session, you’ll be equipped to educate your team on possible trouble areas: spots where there is or could be over-coding of encounters. And you’ll be an expert at spotting cloned-looking documentation that could send up a red flag with the feds.
In this session, Melody will discuss:
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Melody S. Irvine, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CFPC, CPB, CPC-I, CCS-P, CMRS, AAPC Fellow, has 38 years of experience in the medical profession. She is the founder of Career Coders Online Medical Billing and Coding School with a specialty in physician auditing. Her extensive background includes director of coding, auditing, compliance, urgent care and billing for a forty-eight multi-specialty physician practice as well as a previous...
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