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Pay-Per-View: Audit injections and infusions to ensure correct coding

APCs Insider, April 16, 2010

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In an environment of increasing audits, hospitals must monitor and resolve drug administration coding, billing, and charge capture problems. One way to do that is to audit this area to highlight revenue opportunities and compliance risks, says Valerie Rinkle, MPA, revenue cycle director at Asante Health System in Medford, OR.

“If there is one area that I really encourage you to spend a lot of your auditing and monitoring time on, it is in drug administration,” says Rinkle. Drug administration includes several significant concepts, and all of those concepts drive back to documentation for medical necessity and time, she says.
 
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