Ethics in Medical Record Coding -Who is Responsible?
1 hour 30 minutes
Learn how to ensure your billing and coding are ethically correct.
You're aware that engaging in improper conduct can result in not only losses to the practice, but also in personal liabilities. What to do?
The stakes are even higher now because regulatory agencies are targeting billers and coders as well as providers in fraud and Stark law cases.
Want to make sure your billing and coding practices are in the clear?
We will discuss ethical conduct principles that billers and coders must follow. You'll hear common ethical scenarios and learn possible approaches for addressing each. Is your staff even aware that AHIMA has a code of ethics to which we should incorporate into our practices?
You'll also hear case examples of where billers and coders were held personally responsible -- and how you can avoid falling into the same trap.
- You will be able to identify best practices to avoid ‘crossing the line' in ethically difficult situations.
- You will be able to discuss when the practice is liable or when you may be instead.
- You will be able to recognize how ethical behavior saves billers and coders and their employers from serious penalties.
- You will be able to review unlawful or unethical conduct by a doctor or practice.