Boost reimbursement through improved documentation

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Five tips to ensure better documentation and, along with it, better patient care and improved reimbursement.

Providers and coders need a cooperative relationship, working toward a common goal of complete coding and positive reimbursement results, as supported by medical documentation.

Here are five tips to ensure better documentation and, along with it, better patient care and improved reimbursement:

About the Author

Dorothy D. Steed, CPC-H, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CHCC, CPUM, CPUR, CPHM, ACS-OP, CCS-P, RCC, RMC, PCS, FCS, CPAR, is an independent healthcare consultant and educator in Atlanta. She has 36 years of experience in healthcare and has worked as a Medicare specialist and a physician audit supervisor for large hospital systems. She is also an AAPC-certified instructor at two technical colleges in Atlanta.