Compliance Conversations by Healthicity
About This Show
Compliance Conversations is a monthly podcast for healthcare professionals and compliance officers who want to stay on top of the compliance game. Host CJ Wolf has in-depth conversations with industry experts to explore the riddles and complexities of the compliance world. Wolf chats with fellow compliance experts, auditors, physicians and government officials. Compliance Conversations is produced by Healthicity.
Most Recent Episode
E/M Coding Tips And Risks
For this episode of Compliance Conversations, I sat down with Chad Peterson, a senior consultant at a large hospital, in their professional coding and reimbursement group. He educates physicians, mid-level providers/ advanced practice providers and even ancillary staff about E/M coding.
Peterson explained some of the most common E/M coding mistakes. For example, in 2013 they came out with the status of 3 chronic conditions in addition to the already set guidelines. There’s often confusion around when to use regular HPI elements or when to use the status of 3 chronic conditions. “This is something really useful for your physicians,” Peterson added.
Tune in to this episode of Compliance Conversations, “E/M Coding Tips and Risks,” to learn:
How to navigate the gray areas of medical necessity
When to use the chronic conditions status
Why the risks of EMR upcoding and auto-populating are so grave