Emergency Medicine Coding Reports: The What, The Why, and The How Often Behind the Successful Review and Interpretation of Critical Coding Data

Presented by: Dr. John Stimler, DO, CPC, CHC, FACEP
Total Run Time: 1:21:02
AAPC Approved for 1.5 CEUs or CEDC Specialty Credits

Whether emergency medicine coding is performed in-house or through an outside agent, almost all coding organizations create monthly coding summary reports. Although the terminology and format of these reports varies widely, interpretation of the data in them is key to successfully reviewing code choice from both reimbursement and compliance perspectives. Regular review and analysis of coding reports will ensure that physician groups and coding vendors are evaluating code choice in a consistent manner. We will discuss the critical reports that every ED group and coding organization should be reviewing, how often they should be reviewed, and the relevant emergency medicine and urgent care benchmarking data that will help identify coder and provider outliers as well as reveal potential coding methodology issues.

Topics include:
• The critical coding reports that ED Groups and coding organizations should be reviewing on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
• Coding reports examples.
• Successful interpretation and analysis of coding data.
• Code choice benchmarking data.
• Identification of provider and coder outliers.

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