Question: What is one of the top defenses against risk, exposure and low reimbursements that a health care organization can put into action?

Answer: A strong medical coding quality audit program.

True or False: One medical coding audit annually, based on a random sample of 30 charts per coder, ensures accurate documentation and coding practices in a health care organization.

Answer: False. Annual medical coding audits are not enough to safeguard your health care organization from risk of noncompliance. Increasing scrutiny on accurate reporting and reimbursement means greater exposure and possible consequences. Complex government legislation and regulations could inhibit complete, accurate documentation and coding outcomes. Implement a plan that includes frequent audits, using different chart selection methodologies to achieve the most complete, well-rounded compliance program with little to no risk, that yields additional benefits including accurate reimbursements, strengthened revenue cycle management, and optimal patient satisfaction!

Learn how your health care organization can implement the best medical coding audit plan possible with nThrive. Watch our webinar, "The Value of a Complete Coding Quality Audit Program," particularly if you are involved in compliance or the medical coding accuracy of your medical organization. If you know of others in your organization who would benefit from this educational webinar, forward the link to them. They can earn a CEU too, at no cost!