Alejandro A. Cardona
3742 West Irving Park Rd.
Chicago IL 60618
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This is a true epidemic. We are beginning to audit "copy and pasting". However, it is still a manual process and providers are referred to me by my coders or our Care Coordinators, who review records and often have to send documentation to the insurance company for continued stay.
We have a new CMO who is invested in quality documentation. Once a provider is referred to me, I will do an audit and present to the CMO. He will have a one-on-one conversation with the provider. After that, I re-audit weeks later. While this is not a written policy, this is what we have morphed into doing recently. Also, I purchased a DVD on cutting and pasting and will use it as part of education. While I haven't personally viewed it yet, I plan to in the near future. We also engaged our Education Department to devise a "mini" test (8 questions) that must be completed. The thought process is if a provider is referred for an audit, besides the conversation with the CMO, they would be required to view DVD and take the test.
Again, I don't have this in a formalized policy/procedure yet, but wanted to share what we are doing.
Once I view the DVD, I will post the name, etc.