- A cardiologist can quickly loose $100,000 per year by conservative coding
- Documenting way more than is required degrades the quality of the record & triggers suspicion
- Accuracy should be the goal: brief notes, higher levels of service, & regulatory compliance
In the OIG's Compliance Program for Individual and Small Group Physician Practices, the OIG states that, "a general recommendation is that periodic audits be conducted at least once each year..." and, "education is an important part of any compliance program."
The CardiologyCoder.Com approach:
- A representative sample of visits and procedures will be selected for each provider
- Jim Collins will audit the documentation & coding to identify what would be found in a regulatory audit
- Written reports will present findings, recommendations, and education in an impactful, concise fashion
- Case-studies from the audit will be used to develop customized and highly-effective physician education
Cardiologists will gain a solid understanding of the applicable rules, they will learn which of their existing practices should be perpetuated, and they will be presented with best-practice solutions for any identified concerns.
From an organizational perspective, annual audits distinguish your compliance initiative as robust and dynamic. This can substantially reduce or eliminate penalties in the event of a false claim lawsuit. Your audit will be accurate, recommendations will be best practice, and training will be enjoyable (frequently fun).
Call Jim Collins at 518.320.4376 to discuss your needs.