I don't know that there really is an "average". It will vary from person to person, note to note.
I am fairly quick when I audit but the forms I have to fill out take forever. I have stopped filling out the form while I audit. I did one provider, mixture of handwritten and dictated notes both inpatient and outpatient, 20 visits total and it took me all day because of the form.
The next day I audited 3 providers 20 visits each, same mixture as above, and if you take out my travel time it was only about 4 hours of auditing. It took me a day and a half to do the forms on them though.
When they have us audit it is down to the finest detail, and we have to document everything (major overkill in my opinion). We also only use 97 guidelines.
When I just code (which is still auditing but only the pertinent info and not filling anything out) I am dramatically faster.
Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC
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