Corporate Compliance

Clinical documentation programs result in fewer errors, improved compliance

Health Care Auditing Strategies, September 1, 2008

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How can coders ensure that they assign the correct present-on-admission (POA) indicator? How can auditors make sure they are prepared when the recovery audit contractors (RAC) come? How can billers avoid claims denials? Clear and accurate documentation is the answer, says Lynne Spryszak, RN, coordinator of the clinical documentation management program at Alexian Brothers Medical Center (ABMC) in Elk Grove Village, IL.

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