It’s crucial to perform a medical records audit to effectively maintain your auditing plan. Reporting results to the overseeing physicians, committee, or board is the next step to improving organizational compliance. You can save both time and money by communicating compliance reports as efficiently as possible.
5 Reporting Dos
- Examine what you should be reporting.
- Carefully consider what information is the most vital to convey, taking into consideration that the same level of detail is not pertinent to everyone in the organization.
- You do need to report on the outliers and provide a general overview of how the practice is performing, but other information can be decided on a “need-to-know” basis.
- Know where to get specific. Once you’ve given a general overview, go a little more in-depth in areas where it’s needed. More in-depth areas should include:
- physicians with a high pass rate
- in the case of multiple specialties, you may also show pass rates by department or specialization
- When reporting to a compliance officer or committee, it’s important to include historic information because compliance plans are based on annual audits, re-audits, and the education of providers. This is pertinent information that compliance officers and/or the committee need to know.
Information included in your report will most likely differ based on practice size, education type, or interventions used to improve results. For example, it would be a good idea to include a case where a provider made vast improvements after working together with the coding staff.
Using best practices to communicate your compliance report saves time, improves efficiency within the organization, and ensures optimal.
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