New for the 3rd Edition - Overall updating of all chapters PLUS:
- New! Auditing non-face-to-face prolonged services--now covered by Medicare
- Updates to TCM and CCM based on new CMS rules including the initiation visit before CCM
- New! HCPCS codes for Collaborative Care Model and Behavioral Health Initiative
- New! HCPCS code for cognitive assessment
The key topics covered include a welcome amount of in-depth coding information - topics and activities that practices perform every week.
Protect your practice from governmental and third-party payer audits! This book explains complex reimbursement and coding rules and provides audit sheets for key, high-risk areas including E/M services.
Today, medical practices face major risks if they don’t code physician services accurately. Practices that violate the complex government regulations governing coding may face audits by the Office of the Inspector General for HHS, Recovery Audit Contractors and Medicare Administrative Contractors, and the consequences of such audits can be severe.
However, physicians and their staff now have a comprehensive guide available which helps practices audit high-risk areas themselves, before payers get involved. Auditing Physician Services: Verifying Accuracy in Physicians Services and E/M Coding To Protect Medical Practices, written by nationally-renowned coding and auditing expert Betsy Nicoletti, MS, CPC, offers critical information, support and plain-English explanations of how to avoid high-risk coding behavior.
Auditing Physician Services, provides clear, practical, concrete explanations of complicated coding issues and E/M guidelines, advice on auditing EMR notes, and a range of worksheets allowing physicians to conduct valid, defensible audits.
The book also includes a detailed analysis of the OIG Work Plan which offers insight into how the agency selects physician practices for further review.