Coding or auditing a record for Risk Adjustment can confuse even the most experienced professionals. Often a simple yet thorough checklist is all you need to make sure your efforts are accurate and efficient. In just two easy steps you can tackle Risk Adjustment like a champ.
Validate the patient and date of service. The first process in coding a record for Risk Adjustment is to validate that the encounter note is complete. This will ensure it meets documentation requirements.
You must process for coding. Once you’ve validated the patient and the date of service, it’s time to begin coding the chart. Validate all codes using MEAT (Monitoring, Evaluating, Assessing, and Treatment) and TAMPER (Treatment, Assessment, Monitor/medicate, Plan, and Evaluate) for conditions documented in lists. Use the ICD-10 Book for that year to ensure your codes are correct. In this handy checklist, I’ll break down each section of the note for risk coding.
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The checklist includes two easy steps for accurate risk adjustment coding and auditing, a section by section breakdown of the note, pro-tips from the experts you know and trust, and the most common valid and invalid provider credentials, and much more.