Oct 1st, 2012
By Wendy Grant, CPC There is no quick way to code an operative (op) report. You must read and reread—think dissection—to be sure your coding reflects all the procedures and diagnoses performed. Code from the Body of the Report To code only the “preoperative diagnosis, postoperative diagnosis, and operation performed,” listed at the beginning of ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC, and Kathy Rowland, CPC, CEMC, MCS-P The growing acceptance of electronic medical records (EMRs) continues to affect auditing services in new and significant ways. The number of our clients who use EMRs is on the rise, and recently we’ve encountered groups who increasingly rely on computerized selection of ...