September 15, 2021 | By Stephanie Allard, CPC, CEMA, RHIT
I am looking forward to the NAMAS 13th Annual Auditing and Compliance Conference at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach on December 5th through 8th!
This year, I am excited to be a part of the E&M Auditing track on Tuesday, December 7th and collaborating with our compliance team here at DoctorsManagement. During the sessions, we will be focusing on the importance of an audit plan and going through the specifics of E/M coding in multiple patient settings, and doing a review of general surgery auditing.
Over this past year, I have heard more and more people asking what can be done to avoid an audit. My answer is there is nothing you can do to avoid an audit, it is inevitable that an audit will occur in one way or another, so what have you done to prepare and lessen the level of compliance risk? And as an auditor what are you doing to grow your own knowledge base to be able to recognize areas of concern and help to implement solutions?
As always here at NAMAS we will not just be skimming the surface of what an auditor needs to know and instead we will be diving in addressing the difficult gray areas and giving you action plans that you can take away and implement in your day-to-day practice and workflow.