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Friday, August 7 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Engaging Your Physicians to Improve Documentation

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Strong physician documentation ensures accurate representation of patient severity and care, the correct capture of a hospital's case mix index (CMI) and supports revenue integrity. Since the use of EMR and CDI technologies alone can't ensure the capture of complex medical factors such as history and comorbidities, the severity of signs and symptoms, current medical needs, and the risk of adverse events, it is crucial that hospital leaders continue to work closely with physicians and medical staff to drive strong documentation practices that will ensure defensible admission decisions and eliminate potential risk for a pattern of non-compliance and inappropriate billing. This session will feature tangible next steps to elevate the quality of documentation and engage physicians in the process.

Learning Objectives

  1. Bridge the gap in documentation interpretation (from clinical documentation specialists to physicians to coders)
  2. Identify strategies that leverage real-time reinforcement of thorough physician documentation practices that will support medical necessity and accurate coding
  3. Equip teams with tools and processes that validate the chart has been updated completely after identifying gaps from physician documentation

CEC: 1 MTT or PD

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John Zelem, MD, FACS

Vice President, Compliance and Physician Education, Executive Health Resources
Dr. Zelem currently serves as Vice President, Compliance and Physician Education, for Executive Health Resources (EHR). At present, more than 2,300 hospital and healthcare organizations across the country are using EHR’s solutions. A Board Certified general surgeon with more than... Read More →

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Friday August 7, 2015 1:15pm - 2:15pm EDT
Plaza Ballroom B/C

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