Physicians Practice: Boost Reimbursement Through Improved Documentation
Providers and coders need a cooperative relationship, working toward a common goal of complete coding and positive reimbursement results, as supported by medical documentation. In a recent Physicians Practice article, AAPC’s Dorothy D. Steed, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, explains five tips to improve documentation and boost reimbursement.
- Avoid EHR shortcuts
- Be exact when time is a factor
- Give procedure specifics
- Provide full diagnosis detail
- Document E&M elements fully
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