Behavioral health challenges are frequently identified in primary care or emergency center encounters. Clear documentation of the revealed information will be critical in supporting the medical necessity of follow up activities. Was an event witnessed? Was the patient or other endangered? What are the likelihood of patient compliance with treatment recommendations? How will the behavior affect management of medical problems?
Auditing for billing and coding accuracy is increasing from multiple sources. Regardless of how the claim is submitted, documentation will be the primary deciding factor in whether the record adequately supports the claim data. Delays and denials are costly. Records requests are increasing in frequency. When deficits are identified, reimbursement may be recovered and providers may be placed under unpleasant and time-consuming scrutiny.
Join this session, where auditing and training expert Dorothy D. Steed will review multiple types of behavioral health encounters and documentation elements that payers seek to justify your reimbursement.
You will understand payer documentation requirements for your patient encounters. You will be able to create an effective appeal for the denied claims. Further, the session will also help you understand the billing patterns that may trigger an audit and how payers determine questionable reporting.
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Who Should Attend
Dorothy D. Steed, CCS, CDIP, COC, CPCO, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, CPMA, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, CEMC, CPC-I, CFPC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She was a Medicare specialist for a large hospital system and a physician coding audit supervisor for another hospital system, with 40 years of experience in healthcare. Additionally, she is an instructor at a state technical college in...
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