Correct Coding Is In Reach

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Correct Coding Is In Reach

Is your facility at risk from incorrect and over-coded E&M services? Take this quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When seeking a trusted certified coder, what should you look for?
    • A. 

      Auditors certified by the American Academy of Professional Coders, American Health Information Management Association & the Health Care Compliance Association.

    • B. 

      A certified coder with an unbiased opinion to ensure your coding is accurate and complete.

    • C. 

      Following an E&M medical chart review, our practice should receive a detailed report with findings and specific recommendations as well as ongoing training to ensure staff and physicians continue to remain in compliance.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    When was the last time a certified coder reviewed your provider charts for coding inaccuracies?
    • A. 

      Within the past 6 months.

    • B. 

      Between 6 and 12 months ago.

    • C. 

      More than a year ago.

    • D. 

      We have never had a certified coder review our charts.

  • 3. 
    What is your process to ensure all claims submitted to Medicare, Medicaid and private payors are complete and accurate? 
    • A. 

      We don’t have a process.

    • B. 

      We conduct internal E&M medical chart reviews.

    • C. 

      We rely on our staff to bill correctly.

    • D. 

      We enlist a certified coder to provide an E&M medical chart review.

  • 4. 
    How easily can your staff access tools, documentation and current training to help them accurately enter billing codes?
    • A. 

      Piece of cake. Our training is always updated and everyone can easily access it.

    • B. 

      We have all of these materials, but they’re scattered.

    • C. 

      I know where these materials are, but no one else does.

    • D. 

      The truth: our materials are dated. Someday we will find the time to make updates.

  • 5. 
    According to a 2010 report about Medicare, on average, what percentage of Medicare claims for Evaluation & Management services are incorrectly coded*? 
    • A. 

      10%

    • B. 

      23%

    • C. 

      38%

    • D. 

      42%

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