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Electronic Medical Records and Coding: Keys to Correct Coding and Compliance

TASA ID: 1482

On November 15, 2011, at 2 p.m. ET, The TASA Group, Inc., in conjunction with medical coding expert Mary Falbo, MBA, CPC, presented a free, interactive, one-hour webinar, Electronic Medical Records and Coding: Keys to Correct Coding and Compliance, for all legal professionals.

In 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) published an extensive report on "Recommended Requirements for Enhancing Data Quality in Electronic Health Record Systems." The section that reviews Evaluation and Management (E/M) documentation features (and analyzes current certification criteria for these EHR features) advises that "EHRs provide a variety of tools that enable a provider to be more efficient when documenting an encounter . . . These tools include the use of defaults, templates, copying, and others.” The report then continues with the warning: "[These tools] can be extremely helpful if used correctly; however, the tools can also open the EHR [system] up to fraud or abuse." Source: Medical Economics – The Problem with EHRs and Coding.

During this one-hour event, the expert:
  • Briefly presented an historical overview of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) to demonstrate its inevitability and purpose
  • Identified potential EMR compliance risks with EMR coding
  • Emphasized key documentation integrity principles and practices in the use of an EMR
  • Unveil the OIG (Office of Inspector General) focus on entities using EMR
  • Reinforced the goals and objectives of an electronic medical record system

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About the Expert

Mary Falbo, MBA, CPC, is a Certified Professional Coder and the president and owner of Millennium Healthcare Consulting, Inc., a national healthcare consulting firm that provides billing, coding, auditing, education and compliance solutions to healthcare providers. Her team of clinical coders’ experience includes evaluation and management coding, ICD-9 coding, Medicare regulations and billing updates and other coding topics, fee schedule analysis, billing and collections, and claim denial analyses. The firm also produces customized, “nuts and bolts” compliance programs to practices in response to the OIG’s compliance guidelines and special fraud alerts and identified risk areas. She conducts numerous coding and profitability seminars for law firms, pharmaceutical firms, professional healthcare societies, hospital health systems and accounting firms.

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