Protect yourself in audits with excellent medical records

January 25, 2013

By Charles B. Brownlow, O.D., AOAExcel medical records consultant

2013 promises to be a very active year for Medicare and other insurers’ audits of providers’ medical records and claims.

Protect your office and yourself by committing to total focus on the needs of each patient, the creation of excellent medical records, accurate choices of procedure and diagnosis codes for each encounter, and compliance with the conditions of each payer’s provider agreement.

The commitment will require some study and effort by each doctor and key staff person in your practice, but the reward will be reflected in better audit results.

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