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Performing coding and documentation audits are crucial to an effective compliance plan
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Do you catch yourself wondering why you should audit your work?
One of the most difficult jobs as an auditor isn’t keeping up with the constant changes in healthcare or trying to remember all the rules for the different Medicare carriers. It’s sitting down with a provider to discuss their audit results.
Just as we humans rely on our heart to keep ticking, any compliance program worth its salt relies on an effective audit plan to maintain organizational compliance.
Over 1,000 coding, auditing, compliance and healthcare executives contributed to our 2018 Compliance and Auditing Benchmark report.
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When a lot of healthcare organizations consider their risk under the False Claims Act, they often think of coding and billing errors submitted on 1500s or UBs. It’s probably the first place I’d consider looking as well for the greatest risk to a Medicare or Medicaid healthcare provider.
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