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Complexities of E&M Simplistic Approach for Your Physician Buy In
by: Shannon O. DeConda, CPC-I, CPMA, CEMC, CMPM, CMSCS
Objective: This is an interactive discussion on "Making the Complexities of E&M Auditing Simplistic in Approach and Understanding for Complete Physician Buy-In." During this session, we will take actual medical records and break them down from an auditing analysis point of view. We will walk through records, identifying gray areas within documentation guidelines, and why different elements may or may not be counted. This was originally a hands-on session and attendees were provided with the medical record and a laminated reusable auditing grid, putting them in the driver’s seat for auditing analysis during this session.
Defining the history of the E&M and how it SHOULD project the severity of the patient according to the patient
Defining the Exam and Work of the physician as tools used by the provider for reasonable patient assessment
Identifying how the MDM should include the assessment of the provider of the patient's clinical severity according to his analysis and interpretation all to portray the patient’s true complexity of care.
Shannon Deconda is the Director of Coding and a DoctorsManagement partner. She is also the founder and president of NAMAS (National Alliance of Medical Accreditation Specialists), an organization that provides education for medical documentation auditing, compliance and exam preparation for the AAPC's national auditing credential CPMA" (Certified Professional Medical Auditor).
Shannon brings more than 16 years of multi-specialty auditing and coding experience to DoctorsManagement clients.
Using her coding and auditing expertise, she helps practices optimize business processes and maximize reimbursements. Shannon identifies missed revenue opportunities for clients as well as coding habits that may put the practice at risk. Shannon then trains practice providers and staff based on their specific areas of need, empowering them with techniques that help them receive full and timely reimbursement for all the services provided to patients. Her clients often realize improvements in cash flow as a result of the insight and education they receive.
Through her work at NAMAS, Shannon creates medical auditing training programs that are delivered across the country by a team of experts. The programs and curriculums reflect Shannon's hands-on training philosophy and create an easy-to-learn atmosphere in the classroom. Shannon and her NAMAS team of instructors have trained nearly 3,000 medical auditors including Recovery Auditor Contractors (RAC), Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) auditors, and Department of Justice (DOJ) auditors.
Shannon is a sought-after speaker and addresses audiences across the country on coding practices, OIG Compliance, ICD-10, and other topics. She has also been published in numerous magazines and journals on a variety of coding, auditing and compliance topics.
Shannon lives in Florida with her husband Chris and their three teenaged children, Spencer, Shakia, and Sarah.
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