The Dangers of EMRs in Code Selection

About the Webinar

Electronic medical records (EMRs) have dramatically changed the world of healthcare. One of the most significant elements of the change is the quality and nature of the documentation that is present in the patient’s medical record. This inherently influences the selection of procedural and diagnostic codes—with significant positive and negative consequences.

At the conclusion of this session, the attendee should be able to:

  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of using an integrated EMR coding tool to select the level of Evaluation and Management (E/M) service
  • Distinguish the limitations present when using integrated EMR coding tools to select diagnosis codes
  • Develop templates and use other tools to facilitate the creation of documentation that supports the best possible code selection
Reproductive Medicine Administrative Consulting, Inc.

Brad Hart is President of Reproductive Medicine Administrative Consulting, Inc. in Gastonia, North Carolina, a national consulting firm focusing on billing, coding, and operations support for OB/GYN and OB/GYN subspecialty practices. He is a faculty member for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Coding Workshops and Webcasts.

He has been a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) with the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) since 1998, and has received special certification in the field of OB/GYN (COBGC), as well as earning the status of Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA). He is also a Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) with the Medical Group Management Association/American College of Medical Practice Executives (MGMA/ACMPE).