EMR Coding and Compliance Concerns

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC
Conference Date
Tue, Jul 14, 2015
60 minutes
Product Description

Strategies for EMR Implementation to Minimize Coding Errors and Audit Risk

Physician practices often become so involved with the implementation of Electronic Health Records and ensuring compliance with meaningful use that they overlook the coding and documentation aspects. 

Expert speaker Kim Huey, MJ, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO in this session, will discuss the coding and documentation hazards inherent in Electronic Health Records, including excessive documentation that is not medically necessary, cloning, and inappropriate diagnosis codes. You will further get suggestions for compliant coding and billing.

This audio session will also review EMR design and templates and strategies for EMR implementation to minimize coding errors and audit risk.

Kim will address the following issues:

  • Is meaningful use really meaningful?
  • Is information available between entities?
  • Is the quality of care improved – or even maintained?
  • Is the health information secure?
  • Are medically necessary services provided, documented, billed for, and reimbursed appropriately?

Session Highlights:

  • Cloning vs. Copy-and-Paste – is there ever an appropriate use?
  • Issues with Copy and Paste
  • Challenges of balancing medical necessity with meaningful use
  • Concerns with electronic records and overcoding
  • Tips for encouraging personalization of electronic health record
  • Hazards of automatic code generators
  • Audit findings sourced from EMR reviews
  • What are auditors looking for?

Who should attend?

Physicians, managers, administrators, coders, billers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Kim Garner Huey - Health Care Management Expert

Kim Garner-Huey, MJ, CHC, CPC, CCS-P, PCS, CPCO, COC, is an independent coding and reimbursement consultant, providing audit, training and oversight of coding and reimbursement functions for physicians.

Kim completed three years of pre-medical education at the University of Alabama before she decided that she preferred the business side of medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in health care management and went on to...   More Info
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