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Surgical Chart Audits
  • Broadcast: Aug 9, 2016 at 8:30AM
  • Presentation Length: 4 Hours
  • On Demand available: Aug 9, 2016 at 12:30PM MDT *(Post-Event Recording)
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  • Price: $189.95
  • Members: $149.95
  • Corporate Members: $134.96
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  • Dates: August 9, 2016 (see below for more dates)
  • Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Mountain Time MST)
  • Location: Virtual (online)
  • Presentation Length: 4 Hours
  • On Demand available:  August 10, 2016 at 12:30PM MST * (Post-Event Recording)
  • Author: Brenda Chidester Palmer CPC, CPCI, CASCC, CEMC AHIMA Approved ICD-10 trainer
  • Price: $189.95
  • Members: $149.95
  • Corporate Members: $134.96

Enhance your knowledge and defend your practice by developing the skills necessary to accurately review the surgical note from the selection of notes to the feedback to the provider. Office based procedures and major surgery each need to contain specific information to validate billing for the codes submitted on a CMS-1500. Documentation of these types of services also need to contain information for peer-review or quality audits. This workshop will address the aspects of auditing the surgical record. Focus on auditing the surgical note from a coding perspective will be our primary goal but we will also will discuss the audits from a peer-review or QA perspective. We begin with the basic of what we need to audit each type of surgical record including open fractures, closed treatment of fractures, laparoscopic and other procedures. Then get into actual documentation and perform audits. Once the audit is complete, reports of audit findings need to be generated and presented to the appropriate sources.

  • Key surgical terms
  • Review of anatomic areas
  • Anatomy of the surgical notes
  • How to pull out the key elements of the surgical note
  • How to create reports for feedback
  • Key tips on presenting findings to physicians and leadership

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8/9/2016 Virtual $149.95 (Non Members: $189.95) Register Now

About The Author

Brenda Chidester Palmer CPC, CPCI, CASCC, CEMC Brenda has 19 years of coding and billing experience. She is the principal of Palmer Coding Consultants. Palmer provides auditing and education services to physician offices. She is the former coding compliance manager for a Kelsey-Seybold Clinic, a large multi-specialty group practice in Houston, Texas. Palmer is an approved PMCC instructor, former AAPC workshop presenter, past president of the Tyler, Texas,local chapter, and a former member of the AAPC National Advisory Board.

Can't Attend Live? Available 'On-Demand' August 10th

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  • Ipod/iphone video, and presentation slides
  • Includes electronic workbook
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