BC Advantage: Something to Talk About

With so many changes in the way health care business is conducted, it’s crucial to stay updated and current. “In the current age of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) many have seen notes become bloated with extensive histories, medication lists, old labs and radiology that may not have been obtained at the present visit or even be pertinent,” stated AAPC member Erin Anderson, CPC, CHC in the most recent BC Advantage issue. “Ironically, many physicians do not document some of the work they actually did for the present visit and this can adversely affect their Level of Service (LOS) so the code billed is not reflective of the work they performed.”

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