Tuesday, March 16, 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Coding and documentation had better be correct for several reasons. First, the recovery audit contractors (RACs) are scrutinizing hospital records to ensure that Medicare has not overpaid. These contractors get a percentage of what they recover, so expect them to be very thorough.
Second, with declining reimbursements, it is in the best interest of all practices to optimize coding and billing so that no charges fall through the cracks.
Expect a lively and informative debate of all the issues regarding coding, RACs and software solutions that help ensure accuracy as well as efficiency in the billing office.
Location: Room A311
James C. Blankenship, MD, Danville, Pa.
Diane E. Wallis, MD, Downers Grove, Ill.
Kenneth P. Brin, Loves Park, Ill.
Manuel D. Cerqueira, MD, Cleveland
Linda Gates-Striby, Indianapolis
Robert N. Piana, MD, Nashville