Become an Auditor
To help medical professional maximize coding and billing efficiency and quality of care through auditing, AAPC has the Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) credential. The CPMA® will help you determine key areas of weakness in your practice, so you can provide detailed recommendations to resolve them. As a medical auditor, you’ll focus on practice areas such as:
- Compliance and regulatory guidelines
- Coding concepts
- Scope and statistical sampling methodologies
- Medical record auditing skills and abstraction ability
- Quality assurance and risk analysis
- Communication of results and findings
- Medical records supporting services rendered
For the CPMA® exam, the majority of the questions are presented in multiple choice format covering auditing theory, legal and regulatory issues, National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI), RAC audits, statistical sampling, coding concepts, modifiers, etc. Each test taker needs to audit approximately 20 health care cases.
For more information on how to take your coding career to the next level and prove your worth as a CPMA®, click here.
Hire an External Auditor
AAPC also has an audit services division, AAPC Client Services, which provides full-service health care compliance and corporate integrity audits for outpatient practices, health plans, health care attorneys, and government regulators to ensure supported medical necessity, correct coding, and compliance with regulatory issues. Get more information on how AAPC Client Services can fulfill your auditing needs.
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