tci E/M Coding Alert - 2016 Issue 3

Coding Compliance: Find Your E/M Coding Flaws with Self-Audits

Spot E/M issues before the payers do, and prevent future headaches. Any medical practice that isn’t conducting self-audits at least annually is playing with fire, as self-audits can help you identify coding issues before they become full-on crises. “Self-audits are one of the most important tasks for practices, coders, and medical billers. They find problems that cause revenue losses, claims denials, and refund demands,” says Steven M. Verno, CMBSI, CHCSI, CMSCS, CEMCS, CPM-MCS, CHM, SSDD,a coding, billing, and practice management consultant in central Florida. E/M codes are perhaps your most important self-audit targets, as miscoded...

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