An Effective Approach to Coding and Compliance Auditing and Education
October 15 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am MDT
Balancing the tension between governmental compliance and financial viability takes effort. It is even more challenging when the physicians resist cooperation or do not engage in the review and educational process of ongoing coding and documentation reviews. Too often, practitioners do not know their weaknesses and vulnerabilities in coding and documentation, including with their use of electronic health records (EHR) templates. Knowledge is power, as the adage goes – the more you know, the more you can control events. What you don’t know can hurt you, particularly when it comes to the compliance and financial matters of your hospital, health system, medical practice and the practice of your employed providers.
When you know your vulnerabilities, you can take appropriate action. An effective coding audit can result from a well-thought-out compliance plan, a customized approach, and investment in the time and energy to create an atmosphere of proactive education and support. Our presenters will help participants identify tools in order to create an effective coding education plan. They will share resources health care organizations can use to stay current on compliance changes and teach participants how to evaluate their organization’s vulnerabilities to protect it during an audit.
At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify the tools to create an effective coding education plan for your organization.
- Discuss where to find resources to stay current on compliance guidance changes.
- Evaluate your organization’s vulnerabilities so you can protect it during an audit.
Clinical staff, in-house coders, billing, claims transactions staff, compliance officers and other interested personnel.
Jeannie Cagle, RN, BSN, CPC, Senior Manager, Coker Group
Her role in practice management consulting includes working with physicians to complete analyses for CPT and ICD-10 coding, as well as developing effective compliance plans, such as chart audit programs. She also assists with corporate integrity agreements, including serving as an Independent Review Officer (IRO) for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) integrity agreements.
Rosalind Cordini, JD, MSN, RN, CHC, CHPC, Senior Manager, Coker Group
Rosalind “Roz” is certified in healthcare compliance, health care privacy compliance, and experienced as a health care regulatory attorney with a solid clinical and health care leadership background. At Coker, Ms. Cordini leads the Coding & Compliance service line which focuses on coding, clinical documentation and compliance services for hospitals, health systems and physician practices.
The speakers have no real or perceived conflicts of interest that relate to this presentation.
October 8; 5:00 p.m. MDT | Registration fees are for one (1) connection.