Author "Jaci Kipreos"

By Jaci Kipreos
Jun 30th, 2016
Comments Off on Changes in Healthcare Come Each Year and It's a Good Thing
You will hear it often said that our current medical system is broken and it needs to be fixed. I will not argue that point. We hear politicians and those in government argue about what they believe is the best fix. Many times I hear thoughts for chan...
By Jaci Kipreos
In Audit
May 17th, 2016
Comments Off on What's the Effect? Medical Auditors Ask Questions.
A few weeks ago, while on a road trip, I was catching up on some podcasts. One caught my attention because of its simplicity and the ability to apply the logic to so many real life events. In this particular program there was an interview with a prof...
By Jaci Kipreos
Jun 30th, 2015
Comments Off on It's Nice to be Nice
By Jaci Johnson-Kipreos, CPC, COC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC It is nice to be nice. Even with audit findings. Sometimes, at the completion of an audit, I look at the spreadsheet of findings and see that there are none. The provider did an excellent job and a...
By Jaci Kipreos
May 24th, 2015
Comments Off on What's the Use?
The question is not intended to mean there is no use to perform an audit; but it is to question who will use the results or findings. The format for presenting the findings is often based on who will be evaluating the results. If we know the use, we c...
By Jaci Kipreos
Apr 23rd, 2015
Comments Off on Who Really Cares?
By Jaci Johnson-Kipreos, CPC, COC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC When asked to conduct an audit focusing on Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes, what level of detail should the report provide? The spreadsheet, at a minimum, should have a way to identify the pat...