Medical coding is the lifeblood of all successful practices and medical facilities. Practice Provider's certified medical coders have a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, the disease process and clinical procedures. They are also expertly-trained in all of the best coding practices to ensure that your medical records, prescriptions, insurance claims and other relevant documents are always accurate.
Although ICD-10 has been delayed until 2015, Practice Provider is working diligently to facilitate seamless transitions for our practices. Our AAPC-certified coders are already trained in ICD-10, and we continue to stay abreast of all coding changes and industry updates. Regardless of your specialty, our expert coders can ensure that your practice is always using the most accurate, up-to-date codes to receive the maximum amount of reimbursement.
Supporting Documentation is Essential
During an audit, having the appropriate clinical documentation can mean the difference between revenue retained and revenue lost. To gauge your risk of losing money during audits, ask yourself the following questions:
- Are your medical records maintained in an EMR system? Is the data structured?
- Do your records accurately capture medical history, review of systems, chief complaints, clinical findings, diagnosis, medications prescribed, procedures and instructions to the patient?
- Are the procedures performed linked to diagnosis codes that indicate they are medically necessary?
If your answer to any of these questions is "no," you are at risk of audit-related revenue loss. Practice Provider can help you develop an accurate, efficient records system that will stand up to any inquiry with ease.