Most physicians understand the importance of documenting services effectively; still they end up missing out important things that should be documented. Clinical Documentation Improvement has become crucial for reimbursements, especially since physicians are increasingly undergoing pre- and post-payment audits and increased third-párty scrutiny.
Even though you have been getting paid for your services, it does not mean that the payment will continue, unless your documentation supports the services you provided. You need to understand that your payment could be affected by the lack of specificity. However, getting to know about the correlation between clinical documentation, quality of care, and physician reimbursement can be a challenge.
Join this On-Demand Webinar—“CMS Guidelines for Physician Documentation” with expert speaker Melody S. Irvine on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, where she will assist you in analyzing documentation for the biggest issues affecting physician reimbursement. Melody will assist you in identifying common errors in the medical récord documentation by reviewing examples of actual documentation.
You'll get 1 AAPC CEU per registration.
Importance of proper physician documentation
General principles of documentation
Documentation – legal aspects
Documentation guidelines from Centers for Medícare & Medícaid Services (CMS)
Importance of auditing documentation
Improvement in clinical documentation
Common documentation errors identified by the Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC) and Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) programs
Common evaluation and management (E&M) services identified by CERT
How to identify incomplete documentation
Medícare policy on medical necessity
Insights on E&M medical necessity
Legal ramifications of incorrect documentation
Problems with incomplete documentation
Medical necessity: Reasonable and necessary services
E/M medical necessity
OIG and Joint Commission’s take on copy and paste
Templates for ages and gender
New and established patient documentation
Examples of MDM and diagnosís
Apply “SAVE20” at check-out to get $20 off on your registration.
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