Improved documentation supports good billing practices that may help avoid the financial impact of delayed reimbursement or audits. - Bonnie H. Weiner, M.D., FSCAI, and CMO for ACE
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 30, 2014
ACE is proud to be invited as a guest speaker at the 10th annual Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics: Advanced Endovascular and Coronary Intervention Global Summit (C3), taking place June 23-27, 2014 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida. Sheree Schroeder, MSN, RN, RDCS, FASE, ACE’s Director of Quality Review Services, will be speaking on the topic “No Margin, No Mission” A Team Based Approach for Billing.
This timely topic addresses a subject making headlines in the interventional cardiology community. Sheree will describe the impact and root cause of cardiac cath lab RAC audits and will outline methods and best practices for documentation to support improved billing processes. These practices are supported by findings in a 2013 study presented at SCAI, The Effect of ACE Catheterization Laboratory Accreditation on Hospital NCDR CathPCI Reports. In this study, it was determined that, as a result of improved documentation at ACE accredited facilities, selected metrics in clinical records were more likely to show that angioplasty and stenting patients at these institutions met high-risk criteria, as determined by increased medication use, a greater number of high risk stress tests and the ability to evaluate a greater number of patients by appropriate use criteria (AUC).
“I am encouraged by data generated from cath labs that are accredited by ACE, helping to swing the pendulum toward better documentation and improved patient care that is driven by clinical guidelines and appropriate use criteria,” said Bonnie H. Weiner, M.D., FSCAI, and CMO for ACE. “Improved documentation supports good billing practices that may help avoid the financial impact of delayed reimbursement or audits.”
About Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE)
ACE, an independent organization sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), offers independent evaluation and monitoring of facilities that provide cardiovascular care. By reviewing facility and operator performance and comparing clinical decision-making to nationally accepted best practices; ACE quality review and accreditation services play a critical role in continuous quality improvement programs. Learn more at http://www.cvexcel.org.
About The C3 Conference
The C3 Conference has been specifically designed for all professionals involved in delivering cardiovascular care, with particular emphasis on physicians, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, CCL technologists and CCL nurses. This four and a half day conference offers presentations, live cases, exhibitors, an interview area, and informal exchanges. http://c3conference.net/