Finally, there should be an official policy and procedure for employees in every physician practice. This document should be available for employees to refer to in case a question arises. The old saying that “prevention is better than cure” can be applied to paying unnecessary penalties for errors that can be prevented. Coding compliance should be not a choice but a reality.
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The ACR certified coders are available to assist physician practices with audits and coding compliance. For additional information, contact Melesia Tillman, CPC, CRHC, CHA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (404) 633-3777, ext 820.