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Advanced Surgical Chart Auditing

Broadcast: Mar 16, 2011 at 8:30AM
Presentation Length: 4 Hours
On Demand Availability: March 16, 2011
4 CEUs

Price: $189.95
Members: $149.95

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With the amount and scope of payer audits increasing, providers are turning to internal audits to identify and correct any documentation and coding issues. A regular program of internal auditing is the best way to prepare for an external audit. Surgical chart auditing is a skill that requires practice to perform correctly. In addition to assuring the proper coding was assigned, other legal aspects found in a surgical record must also be considered, such as informed consent requirements and documentation requirements for surgical encounters. Learn how to completely and accurately review and validate surgical services from a compliance perspective.

Please Note: Workshops include interactive, hands-on exercises. Please bring your core coding books (CPT®, ICD-9-CM, HCPCS Level II).

What is your Surgical Chart Auditing IQ?
Take the Surgical Chart Auditing quiz (created from our workshop curriculum) to find out.

This Workshop Will Help You:

  • Outline the process for correctly dissecting an operative note
  • Evaluate the key elements of surgical procedures
  • Design an auditing report and/or corrective action plan based on results
  • Apply surgical chart auditing hands-on skills working with multiple surgical cases
*On demand and virtual workshops are for single person use only and may not be rebroadcast, retransmitted, shared or disseminated. A computer with a high speed Internet connection and speakers (or headphones) is recommended to connect to the event.

About The Author

Owner, Coding and Reimbursement Experts
Rhonda Buckholtz has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare, working in the management, compliance and reimbursement/coding sectors, in addition to being an AAPC approved instructor. She was responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC. She has authored numerous articles for healthcare publications and has spoken at numerous national conferences for AAPC, AMA, HIMSS, MGMA, AAO-HNS, AGA and ASOA. She is a past co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup, Advanced Payment Models Workgroup and had provided testimony for ICD-10 and standardization of data for NCVHS and is on the National Advisory Board for AAPC. She was instrumental in developing the Certified Ophthalmology Professional Coder (COPC) exam and curriculum for the AAPC. Rhonda spends her time performing helping physician practices achieve operational excellence.