Health Information Management

Navigating the challenges of ED coding and billing

APCs Insider, January 31, 2014

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Recording accurate documentation is a critical aspect of the coding and billing process in any facility, but it can be especially challenging in the unrelenting world of emergency departments.
With the continued provider confusion over recent CMS changes for determining observation status and the requirements of the 2-midnight presumption, insufficient documentation can have a major impact on revenue.
In order to best defend in the event of a government audit, facilities need to be able to support their records by making sure they can prove medical necessity for all the services performed.
On Thursday, February 6, expert speaker Caral Edelberg, CPC, CPMA, CAC, CCS-P, CHC, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, will dissect actual medical records to highlight documentation shortcomings, review correct coding processes, and explain how to use the medical record to defend against an audit in a live 90-minute webcast.
Edelberg will also provide information on areas where EMR can be updated or revised to best capture services performed in the ED.
For more information, or to sign up for the program, visit the HCPro Marketplace.

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