In light of the fact that these RAC audits are a real probability, medical practices should be aware of issues that may arise in an audit of E&M codes.
Here is how providers and coders at your medical practice can select the right E&M medical codes the first time.
Don't let your practice be caught up in Medicare's recovery program. It's a simple matter to examine your own coding patterns and compare them to national utilization data.
Once the pilot HIPAA audit program concludes, and the full wave of inspections begins, physicians can expect more headaches.
Here's how to comply with all the Annual Wellness Visit requirements from CMS and avoid an audit disaster at your medical practice.
Now is the time to be sure our EHR is compliant with auditing and documentation guidelines if an audit comes your way.
Practice Notes blogger and attorney Martin Merritt provides six reasons physicians are dropping Medicare patients. What reason can you most relate to?
Physicians continue to drop Medicare patients and it will continue unless something is done to reinvigorate enthusiasm on the part of providers.
Physicians must be sure to pay close attention to the compliance and billing issues associated with the practice of "non-traditional" medicine.
Private practices live in fear of violating the False Claims Act, but one proves the need for more judicial oversight between providers and government agencies.