All HIM leaders know that coding and quality audits are critical. Consequences of substandard coding, lost revenue, increased denials, and greater compliance risk make the development of a coding audit program a priority for healthcare providers of all sizes.
Unfortunately, scarce resources and conflicting priorities force many providers to compromise their compliance and auditing programs: or never even think about performing an audit.
This week, Terry Fletcher dives into proving why audits of coding and documentation quality are critical to the success of healthcare providers. While it may seem a daunting task, the benefits and money you can immediately see outweigh those concerns.
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