Auditing/Compliance Tips & Resources

 

Proper Documentation for Pathology and Laboratory Reports

A provider must document in the patient's medical record medical necessity for pathology and laboratory services, as well as indicate that he or she ordered the tests. The ordering physician must also note in the patient's record how he or she used the findings to select a diagnosis and a treatment plan ...

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5 Focus Areas to Improve E/M Documentation and Reimbursement

Evaluation and management (E/M) services comprise a significant portion of most providers' billable services. To ensure coding (and reimbursement) reaches optimal levels, providers must be careful to document services carefully. Here are five common problem areas to watch for...

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Burwell Confirmed as HHS Secretary

Sylvia Burwell was confirmed by the United States Senate as the new secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The vote was 78-17 in favor, with more than 20 Republicans crossing the aisle to support her nomination to replace the embattled Kathleen Sebelius ...

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