The Power of Time: Enhancing Claims Accuracy through Improved Time Documentation


Do your providers know how to properly record time in their notes? Since time documentation has a significant impact on your organization’s coding accuracy and reimbursement, it’s important to get it right. In this eBrief, Lori Cox, MBA, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CGSC, CHONC, shares common problematic time statements, discusses which terms are too vague for accuracy, addresses misconceptions regarding coding for emergency room services, and more.  

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Lori Cox

Lori has 20 years of experience working in the business side of medicine. She began her career in patient accounts and then moved into billing and coding for a multi-specialty clinic. She was eventually promoted to billing supervisor and then to compliance officer, where she wrote, maintained, and trained employees and providers on fraud and abuse. In 2015, Cox received her MBA from Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. She has traveled the country educating coders and physicians on complex coding topics such as hem/onc and E/M guidelines. Cox is the member relations officer for AAPC's National Advisory Board, an active member of her AAPC local chapter, and regional director for AAPC Services.

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