Compliance

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    The best way to prepare yourself for an external audit is to perform internal audits.
    Knowing where to start, though, is one of the biggest challenges of self-audits. Consider the billing problems that are most often problematic for your practices. Another strategy is to scan current audit hotspots and determine whether you’re at risk. Number 1 Audit Hotspot--Evaluation and Management Reporting It isn’t   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Dec, 2017
    Audit Readiness
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    Auditing medical records can be a confusing and time-consuming endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be.  If you’re contemplating performing your first self-audit, it’s natural to feel intimidated. Your efforts, though, will pay in big dividends, which is why we’d like to help allay your   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Dec, 2017
    6 Steps for a Successful Audit
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    Cut down your breach factor with TCI’s Health Information Compliance Alert!
    The newsletter’s got your back with all the monthly news, analysis, and expert advice you’ll ever need to stay informed, compliant, and profitable. Get answers to questions such as How can you protect your practice against inside threats and the exposure of ePHI? What’s new   Read more..
    Posted on 19 Dec, 2017
    How can you close HIPAA-compliance gaps and get your policies in order?
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    Did you know that telemedicine covers more than just the virtual consultation that most people think of when they hear “telehealth?” Let’s break down telehealth services into four distinct areas: Real-time online visits - Involves the patient and his or her primary care physician or   Read more..
    Posted on 15 Dec, 2017
    Telemedicine and Telehealth Services 101: Master the Fundamentals
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    If you own all or part of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), you’ve invested a lot of money, energy, and time into what is, essentially, a small business. So how do you ensure your ASC is staying profitable on top of everything else you do   Read more..
    Posted on 8 Dec, 2017
    Overcome These 6 Factors that Threaten to Erode Your ASC Profits
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    Yes, yes, and yes—self-auditing is essential. Given the federal government's focus on ferreting out health care fraud and abuse, practices that don't implement compliance programs are putting themselves at risk. A vital part of an effective compliance program is implementing a method to monitor your practice's   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Dec, 2017
    Is Self-Auditing Really Necessary?
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    Today’s coders need to get up speed on risk adjustment coding and HCC coding selection because clinical documentation in your HCC coding, including RAF scores, will impact your payment under MACRA. Role of HCC Coding in Reimbursement Under MACRA Programs Proactive attention to ICD-10 coding specifics,   Read more..
    Posted on 25 Nov, 2017
    Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) and Risk Adjustment Coding are Paramount to MACRA Success
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    MACRA obviously has increased the need for CDI in outpatient and clinical settings. MIPS success requires it. Clinical documentation in your HCC coding, including RAF scores, will impact your payment under MACRA. CDI Fast Facts MACRA has increased the need to consider CDI in outpatient or   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Nov, 2017
    Clinical Documentation Improvement for Optimal Risk Adjustment
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    Facebook is now an inescapable part of modern life. The popular social networking site boasts 1.86 billion monthly active users as of the end of 2016, and those users come to keep up with their friends, share news and videos, and interact with businesses. Your   Read more..
    Posted on 20 Nov, 2017
    Medical Practice Marketing: Creating & Maintaining an Effective Facebook Page
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    More than two decades ago, a few legislators with good intentions wanted to prevent conflicts of interest in medical decision making that involved Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Starting with clinical labs, Congress began to pass laws prohibiting physicians from referring patients to designated health services   Read more..
    Posted on 30 Oct, 2017
    Are you familiar with the Physician Self-Referral Law—a.k.a, The Stark Law?

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