In CMS
Oct 3rd, 2016
When it comes to audit results, most compliance experts, providers, and coders worry about “overcoding,” or reporting a service or procedure not sufficiently supported by documentation. Although overcoding is definitely a problem—and one that can get you into serious hot water—that doesn’t mean you’re making the right choice to “play it safe” by deliberately undercoding, ...
Apr 1st, 2007
By Chris Fraizer, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P Documentation no longer holds first place for claims rejection, according to the latest results of the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) program of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). But the not so good news: Coding errors now hold that distinction (see accompanying table). “Coding errors are skyrocketing,” says Diana Lerro, BSN, RN, CPC-...