Mar 1st, 2012
Part 2: Make numbers five through one part of your compliance plan. Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, CCC, COBGC, CCS-P, CCS Last month, we began exploring the top 10 compliance concerns for which all physician practices, regardless of specialty or size, should be on the lookout (“Overcome Coders’ Top 10 Compliance Concerns,” February 2012). ...
In Audit
Oct 14th, 2011
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) 2012 Work Plan should look familiar to experienced coding and compliance personnel. Among those areas of investigation that carry over from previous years, the OIG will continue to review whether payments made to physicians have the proper place-of-service code, and will ...
In Coding
Feb 1st, 2010
EMR documentation can create risky record keeping. By Cheryl L. Toth Documentation like the following is becoming more common as coding consultants audit practices that have moved to an electronic medical record (EMR): ¡  A 90-year-old woman who “denied pregnancy as a sign.” ¡  An infant with “good dentation.” ¡  The note for every female ...