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Million-Dollar Coding Mistakes – and How to Avoid Costly Errors

February 11, 2020 Chuck Buck | Tim Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson | Rhonda Buckholtz | Susan Gatehouse | Terry Fletcher | Erica Remer, MD Episode 402
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Million-Dollar Coding Mistakes – and How to Avoid Costly Errors
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Talk Ten Tuesdays
Million-Dollar Coding Mistakes – and How to Avoid Costly Errors
Feb 11, 2020 Episode 402
Chuck Buck | Tim Powell, CPA | Laurie M. Johnson | Rhonda Buckholtz | Susan Gatehouse | Terry Fletcher | Erica Remer, MD

While facilities and practices are concentrating on making critical changes in 2020 and 2021, it is important not to lose focus on the basics of correct coding. CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding errors can cost healthcare providers millions of dollars in lost revenue, but also, those errors can trigger compliance issues that could lead to audits.

Reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays is a nationally recognized professional physician coder and auditor Terry Fletcher.

The podcast also features these other segments:

  • Special Report: The EHR Source of Truth: Is your organization’s electronic health record (EHR) the source of clinical truth? Exploring that question is Susan Gatehouse, founder and CEO of Axea Solutions, who reports on how documentation and coding audits can uncover deficits within an EHR.

  • Tuesday Focus: How does one avoid compromising on quality when faced with reimbursement cuts? It’s an issue that we hear about frequently, and that is why we asked Rhonda Buckholtz, chief executive officer for Century Vision Global, for her thoughts on this pervasive issue.

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson reports on the deadly coronavirus that has resulted in a scurry of international activity – evacuees arriving from countries hit hard by the virus, and others being shunned, quarantined, and tracked. Meanwhile, Johnson will be reporting on the latest U.S. efforts to designate a code for this global health emergency.

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
     
  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, reports on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.
Show Notes

While facilities and practices are concentrating on making critical changes in 2020 and 2021, it is important not to lose focus on the basics of correct coding. CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding errors can cost healthcare providers millions of dollars in lost revenue, but also, those errors can trigger compliance issues that could lead to audits.

Reporting our lead story during this edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays is a nationally recognized professional physician coder and auditor Terry Fletcher.

The podcast also features these other segments:

  • Special Report: The EHR Source of Truth: Is your organization’s electronic health record (EHR) the source of clinical truth? Exploring that question is Susan Gatehouse, founder and CEO of Axea Solutions, who reports on how documentation and coding audits can uncover deficits within an EHR.

  • Tuesday Focus: How does one avoid compromising on quality when faced with reimbursement cuts? It’s an issue that we hear about frequently, and that is why we asked Rhonda Buckholtz, chief executive officer for Century Vision Global, for her thoughts on this pervasive issue.

  • The Coding Report: Laurie Johnson reports on the deadly coronavirus that has resulted in a scurry of international activity – evacuees arriving from countries hit hard by the virus, and others being shunned, quarantined, and tracked. Meanwhile, Johnson will be reporting on the latest U.S. efforts to designate a code for this global health emergency.

  • News Desk: Timothy Powell, compliance expert and ICD10monitor national correspondent, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk.
     
  • TalkBack: Erica Remer, MD, founder and president of Erica Remer, MD, Inc. and Talk Ten Tuesdays co-host, reports on another thought-provoking topic that has captured her attention.