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Auditing Issues Uncovered in Physician Documentation
April 24, 2018 Chuck Buck | Erica Remer, MD | Rhonda Buckholtz | Terry Fletcher | Larry Field, DO | Glenn Krauss

It's auditing season, and nationally recognized coding and documentation authority Terry Fletcher will be reporting on errors she is uncovering in a review of more than 1,000 records. During this episode, she shares her findings in the first of a four-part series on auditing issues in physician documentation. While maintaining that CPT® and ICD-10 coding does become less risky when documentation is done properly, she offers corrective actions one can to take to prevent negative payer audits.

Other segments featured in this episode include:

  • News Desk: Larry Field, DO, anchors the Talk Ten Tuesdays News Desk and present the very latest healthcare news. Field is the treasurer of the American College of Physician Advisors.

  • CDI Report: The ICD10monitor contributor Glenn Krauss, the CDI manager at University Health Systems Las Vegas, reports on a holistic approach to documentation improvement versus a narrowly defined approach centering on diagnoses capture.

  • Mental Health Report: Mental and behavioral disorders have recently taken a spotlight in the forefront with recent events, and coding of these disorders can sometimes be tricky, as Rhonda Buckholtz reports. Buckholtz is the Chief Compliance Officer for Century Vision, LLC.

  • Talk Back: Dr. Erica Remer discusses the importance of teaching physicians clinical documentation.

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