In Audit
Mar 14th, 2018
Although electronic health records (EHRs) weren’t originally designed with litigation in mind, it’s good to know how you can make them more usable as testimony in your defense. Consider how your EHR information will influence litigation and how it will be produced if sequestered. Differences of EHRs and Paper Charts in Litigation The way EHR ...
May 20th, 2014
Oregon residents injured by healthcare providers will be the first in the nation to be able to participate in a statewide Early Discussion and Resolution process for malpractice disputes beginning July 1. The new program is the first state-mandated program that allows patients and their provider or facility to have discussions alone or moderated by ...
Jan 16th, 2013
Deciding between two types of malpractice insurance—either an occurrence based policy or a claims-made policy—can save you tens of thousands of dollars in legal bills and settlements. An occurrence based policy provides coverage against incidents that occurred during the term of the policy, regardless of when the claim is made. The physician can submit a ...
Aug 1st, 2010
Coding crossroads to health care’s future leave auditors in high demand. By Deborah Grider, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CPC-P, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC, CPCD, CCS-P Well over 20 years ago documentation was generated by the provider only as an information source for patient care. The information was housed in the patient’s chart and kept in a file ...
May 1st, 2010
By Lynn S. Berry, PT, CPC As we move into the era of pay for performance, value-based purchasing, and bundled or global payments, our documentation must represent clearly the services we perform, and the rationale and medical necessity for our actions. Patient care and documentation of that care given by any provider should have four ...