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Webinar: Clinical Documentation Issues Brought on by the Electronic Health Record (EHR)
May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Webinar: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register using this link: https://cthima.webex.com/cthima/onstage/g.php?MTID=e03b68ef39e411aa5efcb845465b95db2
EHR vendors are continuously improving software to provide the latest and greatest time-saving documentation options with the sales pitch, “getting providers back to the business of medicine.” Whether we like it or not, EHRs are here and we must figure out how to manage the information going into them in a way that will benefit, instead of damage, our practices. CMS has incorporated data analytics into their auditing, such as the Comprehensive Error Rate Testing Program (CERT), to help them identify provider outliers and determine who they should audit. They have even been bold enough to estimate that 90% of all providers will experience an audit in the next five (5) years. Are you ready for an audit?
In this presentation we will review
- Common EHR and documentation issues found in audits
- Template management
- Payer-specific use requirements
- Provider training (IT-proficient and challenged providers)
- Spotting and Identifying potential documentation problems.
Aimee L. Wilcox, CPMA, CCS-P, CMHP, CST, MA, MT
Director of Content, Find A Code, LLC
Aimee Wilcox has over 30 years of healthcare experience. Employed as a pharmacy technician, while working on a degree in business, she found an interest in health sciences and completed a comprehensive medical assisting program. While employed in a variety of medical specialties, and under the direction of excellent surgeons, she obtained additional certifications as a phlebotomist, laboratory technologist, surgical technician, and audiology technician. Eventually she transitioned to an administrative role, organizing and opening new practices and multi-specialty clinics in central and southern California. After obtaining additional certifications in coding and auditing, and to maintain her specialized skillset, she continued working closely with providers in a variety of specialty-specific medical practices. She was the author of a successful, online, medical coding and billing education program, which has been offered through secondary education institutions nationwide. As a speaker at local and national coding and auditing conferences, webinar presenter, an author of several published articles in national magazines, and a primary and co-author of over 40 specialty coding books and documentation guides, she has been heavily involved in the continued education of coders, billers, providers, and auditors. She continues to educate, train, and audit for private groups and medical providers, to promote correct clinical documentation, coding, and compliance practices. She is married and the mother for four, which is her favorite career choice.