Why Surgeon Documentation is Important
By Admin | February 26, 2016
A surgeon’s job doesn’t end once he or she leaves the operating room. When it comes to the health of both patients and the practice, documentation plays a key role in improving healthcare.
Becker’s Spine Review has outlined five ways spine surgeon documentation impacts a practice for better and worse.
- Good documentation can prevent medical necessity denials.
- Practices must be prepared for ICD-10.
- With specific details surgeons can avoid time-consuming queries.
- A strong relationship with payers can help you figure out what you need to include in documentation.
- Appropriate documentation keeps RAC audits from taking money back.
Read “5 Ways Surgeon Documentation Positively (or Negatively) Impacts Spine Practices” for more information.
Miller, L. (2013, July 23). 5 Ways Surgeon Documentation Positively (or Negatively) Impacts Spine Practices. Retrieved January 7, 2016.