Advance: Wolves at the Door
Documentation is more important than ever. Barbara Aubry, RN, CPC, CHCQM, FAIHCQ, recently authored an article for Advance for Health Information Professionals, in which she tracks healthcare industry movements from a regulatory perspective. In the article Ms. Aubry specifically analyzes actions recently taken by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the OIG’s studies of evaluation and management (E/M) code use.
“[The OIG has] identified 1,700 individual physicians who consistently bill higher-level E/M codes,” she notes. “If you have any concern about your practice’s E/M coding or your hospital’s E/M coding, it’s time to take action.”
Read the full article.