I have debated whether or not to answer this but since no one else has I guess I will.
I rarely fill out an audit sheet, whether I'm auditing or just coding. When I audit I don't even look at what they coded, I treat it as if I am the first person to ever look at it. That way I am not influenced by what they did. It is really easy to waste a lot of time looking for info that isn't there if you are trying to support a code someone else assigned.
I have my audit cheat sheets handy but I have them memorized so it is rare that I look at them. If I am auditing/coding paper notes I usually mark them all up as I go and write out the level for each key component as I read it. If I am auditing/coding from EMR and not printing I do the same thing mentally. I have a co-worker that created a survey monkey form that she does on each note she audits or codes and only prints it for the audit piece or if she is sending it back to the provider.
I'm not sure how anyone else does it but for what its worth this is what I do.
Laura, CPC, CEMC
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