Grow Your Coding Career, One CEU at a Time [Sponsored]
Complete and accurate coding is essential to the well-being of a healthcare facility. Its impact stretches far and wide, which includes providing data for quality reporting, medical and health services research, case mix management, financial reimbursement, and much more. That puts a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of a coder. Once a record is coded, there is a very real possibility that a third-party auditor will scrutinize that claim and deny it for any number of reasons.
Coders need to be certain that all codes submitted on a claim are valid and relevant so that it can withstand the scrutiny of an audit. Coders need to be constantly updating their knowledge and skills to achieve the necessary level of accuracy to avoid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) Program claim denials. That’s where continuing education units (CEUs) come into play.
Click here to read the Journal of AHIMA article “Grow Your Coding Career, One CEU at a Time,” which discusses the free medical coding webinars—and associated CEUs—provided online by Ovation Revenue Cycle Services.