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Effective Auditing of Physicians' Notes

Gain an understanding of audit factors that are most important, and what to do if the audit yields a bad result.

The federal government’s increasing interest in fraud, waste and abuse heightens the awareness of physician practices, both large and small, of the increasing scrutiny of physician documentation to support billings. In the past, audits were performed and physicians were lectured but all too often little improvement was noted. How can practices efficiently and effectively audit physician services? If we audit and have a bad result, what are the next steps? This educational material focuses on understanding the regulatory landscape, why the audit process is important, what factors are important to the audit, how to document the audit, and addressing the outcomes.

Runtime: 86 minutes
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Over 31 years and 1.4 million customers worth of experience providing continuing education. Our passion is providing you world-class training to help you succeed in business and as a professional.

Agenda

Understanding the Strong Arm of the Law

  • Why We Monitor and Audit ??" and What's the Difference Between the Two?
  • The Risks Associated With Not Having an Effective Compliance Program
  • Recent Governmental Audit Pursuits
  • Repercussions of Inadequate Auditing and Monitoring

Compliance Auditing

  • Effective Ways of Structuring an Audit
  • Pinpointing Documentation Issues
  • Documenting Findings
  • Physician Documentation Short Cuts
  • Auditing Electronic Medical Records - The Dangers of Cutting and Pasting

Addressing and Reporting Findings

  • Assessing the Data for Reporting Purposes
  • When do you need to call the lawyer?
  • What Do We Do Next?
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This course was last revised on April 4, 2018.

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Nancy L. Freeman, RHIA, CHC, MBA, MHA

Nancy L. Freeman, RHIA, CHC, MBA, MHA

FTI Consulting

  • Managing director at FTI Consulting based in Atlanta, GA with more than 30 years of experience working on complex coding, billing, and health care compliance issues
  • Focuses on addressing complex coding and billing concerns in a variety of provider settings; clients include large and small hospitals and health systems, academic medical centers and physician groups
  • Experience includes not only working with providers on general compliance reviews, but also working with legal counsel to address complicated coding/billing matters and investigations relating to qui tam, voluntary disclosures, PATH audits, RADV audits, and the requirements of corporate integrity agreements
  • B.S. degree in medical record administration, Medical College of Georgia; Master's degrees in business and health administration, Georgia State University
  • Can be contacted at 678-429-9704 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401339
Published 2018
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