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Take down the red flags that attract RAC scrutiny
Every day, physicians provide excellent patient care, prescribing drugs in a safe, efficacious manner. And every day, many of these same physicians do not support their drug administration with correct and/or complete documentation. Recovery Audit Contractors across the country are drilling into medical records, looking for documentation that does not meet Medicare standards for medical necessity. Do not take any chances. Join us for this webcast, part of our 2012 Pharmacy Series, and learn the steps you can take to prevent auditor action. Highlights:
- Auditor red flags: incorrect and incomplete documentation to support drug administration to patients
- Actual examples from RAC and OIG audits
- How hospitals have responded to these audits by strengthening their documentation practices
- Guidance to ensure that your hospitals documentation will support medical necessity
About the presenters: This MedLearn Publishing webcast is presented by Gary Fong, PharmD, and Randy Wiitala, BS, MT (ASCP).
Mr. Fong, Senior Vice President, Panacea Healthcare Solutions, has been active in healthcare for more than 30 years. His experience encompasses pharmacy and hospital administration, the pharmaceutical industry and, for the past several years, healthcare revenue cycle management consulting and services. Mr. Fong was founder and COO of CDMServicesGroup, whose services included complete charge description master (CDM) review and update, web-based CDM maintenance and corporate standard/consolidated CDM development and implementation. In addition, he was involved with the development of new products and services directly related to the CDM and chargemaster processes.
Mr. Wiitala is Vice President of Clinical Consulting Services - Pharmacy, at Panacea Healthcare Solutions. His areas of expertise include chargemaster review and management for critical access and OPPS hospitals, revenue assurance, and regulatory compliance. He contributes to a variety of MedLearn Publishing print and electronic products that help providers maintain revenue streams and regulatory compliance for pharmacy, respiratory therapy and laboratory services. Mr. Wiitala's professional career includes experience as a medical technologist in rural and urban hospitals, marketing manager for a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company and product development/regulatory affairs specialist with a multinational diagnostics testing firm.
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