The use of Current Procedure Terminology (CPT®) codes is inherently risky. Coding and CDI expert Gloryanne Bryant has uncovered numerous CPT coding errors that occur in hospitals, physician practices and other outpatient settings. "Identifying the red flags in outpatient coding can greatly help with correcting and preventing high-risk practices," she states.
For this ICD10monitor webcast, Gloryanne has scoured a number of sources, including Office of the Inspector (OIG) reports, Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) lists and Comprehensive Error Rate Testing (CERT) reviews, looking for targeted problem areas in CPT coding. Using clear explanations, she'll share her findings and offer action steps for ensuring accurate, fully compliant CPT coding.
Why This is Relevant:
With payer and regulatory scrutiny more intense than ever, clinical coders need to understand high-risk CPT coding practices and how to avoid them. This essential knowledge also must extend to individuals who have training and oversight responsibilities, including clinical documentation improvement (CDI) professionals, coding educators and auditors. By working collaboratively to implement and maintain coding best practices, you'll gain confidence that you're capturing consistently correct payments — and leaving those red flags in the rear-view mirror.
- A clearer understanding of the state of healthcare in the context of CPT coding compliance
- Which critical high-risk coding practices are being targeted by auditors and payers, including the OIG and RACs
- Essential key steps you can take to elevate coding accuracy and compliance
- Proactive measures, including identification, correction and prevention of noncompliant practices, to strengthen coding compliance and ethics
- Answers to as many outpatient coding compliance questions as possible, time permitting
Who Should Attend:
This webcast will be beneficial to all coding-related positions, including coders, supervisors, managers, directors and educators, as well as CDI staff, leadership and physician champions, and hospital outpatient auditors.
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