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Public Interest Webinar Series: Electronic Medical Records, Part III:Coding and billing integrity - On Demand Recording

Recorded On: 06/01/2018

Time: 90 minutes
Session Format: On Demand Recording

While current public policy strongly encourages providers to use EHRs, the government has also expressed its concern that some providers may be using EHR functionalities to bill improperly.  EHR systems pose certain risks of documentation errors that can result in incorrect coding and billing.  In addition, some EHR functionalities that are intended to assist providers in coding correctly and capturing charges completely with greater efficiency have proven to have limited effectiveness to date and to present additional compliance issues in practice.

This Webinar will explore (1) the government's current focus on EHR coding and billing issues, (2) common sources of errors in Evaluation and Management coding in EHR systems, and (3) current limitations in EHR "coding engine" and charge capture capabilities.  The speakers will focus on the policy and public interest issues that these issues raise and suggest approaches to avoiding these issues and promoting compliance in the EHR environment of today. 

Level of Difficulty: Intermediate

Intermediate-level programs generally offer focused discussions regarding common legal issues pertaining to the program topic. Intermediate programs include legal updates and changes in the law. Speakers will assume the audience has a working knowledge of this specialty of health law, and there will be limited review of the fundamentals. This program is designed to provide a targeted, comprehensive analysis of the subject matter for those practicing law in this specialty for three to seven years and/or those whose practice is periodically focused in the covered subject area.

  • AHLA Member: $100
  • Non-AHLA Member: $200

Sponsoring AHLA Group:

  • PI Committee
  • Health Information and Technology Practice Group 
  • Regulation, Accreditation and Payment Practice Group

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