Did you know that our consulting includes analysis, training, and best practices?
Have you ever used an independent consultant to evaluate your coding, documentation, or compliance program? Did you know that the OIG recommends periodic outside audits as part of your compliance program? Did you know that our consulting includes analysis, training, and best practices?
Coding is the highest risk aspect of medical billing and it is the most complex. Our consulting services include auditing, training coders, training physician documentation, evaluating your EMR, developing best practices for your coding staff, and just about everything coding related in the Emergency Medicine and urgent care specialties.
Nicka & Associates employs Consultants with at least 5 years experience in Emergency Medicine coding and some Consultants have up to thirty years experience in EM billing and coding. This means you can be sure our consultants are experts and we are sure that they can help your bottom line. Our consultants have worked on many Payer audits including presenting cases to Administrative Law Judges. Unfortunately Payer audits are becoming routine in our field, most of them are routine not suspicion of fraud; but all should be taken seriously and just sending your charts in may not be enough. You would hire a lawyer if you were sued and you should hire a coding consultant if you are audited.
Nicka and Associates provides coding consulting for Hospitals, Physician Groups, Billing Companies, Urgent Care Centers, and Free Standing Emergency Departments nationwide.
Are you current on regulations and best practices of documentation and coding?
An accurately documented and coded encounter is your best defense for potential third party audits. Nicka & Associates’ educational services team can provide industry updates, insight and practical skills that physicians, nurses and coders need to support and successfully achieve both compliance and reimbursement goals.
Provider and nursing education includes and addresses topics:
- Risk Aversive /Best Practices documentation
- CMS and CPT documentation guidelines
- Evaluation Management / Medical Decision Making documentation
- Critical Care
- Observation Services
- Procedural documentation
- Infusion / Injections (Nursing)
- Teaching Physicians, Residents and Physician Extender regulations
- ICD-10 Documentation
Coder education offerings address:
- Overview of Payer Specific CMS and CPT Coding Guidelines
- Evaluation Management / Medical Decision Making coding
- Procedure coding
- Modifier specific applications
- Teaching Physician, Residents and Physician Extender coding requirements