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Monitoring and Auditing the Physician Note: Stay Compliant, Not Complacent

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Learn how to effectively audit physician's notes and how to report the findings.

This topic will provide a resourceful overview of the monitoring and auditing process. Common questions such as: What is an audit? What do we do with the results? How can we mitigate compliance risks moving forward? You will walk away with a better understanding of the benefits and requirements of a monitoring and audit program within your organization. This information will also include when to seek advice from legal counsel, regulatory requirements and how to implement change for the road ahead.

Authors

Paul Knag, Murtha Cullina LLP Cheryl Krusch, LPN, CPC, CPMA, ICDCT-CM, VantagePoint, LLC Susan Prior, CHC, VantagePoint, LLC Melissa Walsh, CPC, ACS-AN, VantagePoint, LLC

Agenda

Role of Monitoring and Audit Programs

• A) Third Party Audits-How To Respond and What To Expect

• B) Internal and Quality Assurance Audits

• C) Monitoring vs. Auditing

• D) Challenges and Advantages of Coding Audits

• E) Coding Audits-What Do They Entail

• F) Creating An Effective Compliance Program/OIG Guidelines and Workplan

Findings and Results

• A) Documentation Issues Uncovered

• B) Potential Compliance Dangers

• C) Risk Areas

• D) Error Rates

• E) Seeking Legal Guidance Communicating Results and Potential Repayments

• F) Reporting Requirements/ Self Disclosure Protocols

• G) Future Monitoring/ Re-Audit Plan

• H) Implement Changes