With the onset of Health Care Reform and threats of lowered reimbursement with increased regulation, provider groups need to be certain that services are coded correctly and all charges are captured. The age-old saying of “document what you do and bill for what you document” still holds true, but in these turbulent times, it can be easier said than done. There are constant coding and regulatory changes, roll-outs of electronic health records (EHRs), and increased productivity standards that could make the documentation and coding piece fall to the wayside at the end of a busy day, even though it’s critical for obtaining accurate reimbursement. There are several key steps that are fairly straightforward and easy to execute that can assist in accurate coding and optimal reimbursement.
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