Electronic medical records were supposed to make physicians’ lives easier. The reality is that accurately capturing their work is more complicated than ever. The constant flux of software systems and government regulations doesn’t help.
Practicefirst has years of experience performing chart audits to ensure accurate documentation. We are committed to educating our clients, so each and every encounter is captured accurately in order to maximize revenue.
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A Teaching Moment
Practicefirst uses chart audit results to create customized education plans for clients. If necessary, we provide one-on-one training sessions with providers, resulting in immediate and significant improvement in practice revenue.
Chart auditing is a broad topic, ranging from the basic patient encounter to determine the level of service reported (along with correct diagnosis codes, ancillary services, and modifier usage), to an extensive review of the entire chart to examine thoroughly all aspects of the medical record including analysis to ensure record cloning is not a risk.
Meet Our Experts
Vidya Baliga and Kelly Cole are Practicefirst’s Coding Supervisors. Together they oversee teams of medical coders, ensuring that client’s productivity and quality goals are achieved across a spectrum of specialties.
They are experts in process improve-ment, chart audits, other internal control projects, customer service and applied healthcare information technology and applications.