Reducing Audit Risk with M.E.A.T. Criteria: Valuable Insights and Latest Technology

Posted by Lucy Medina on Aug 17, 2021 8:38:00 PM

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How often do you monitor and audit the accuracy of your HCC Coding?

In past blog posts we've talked about the importance of HCC Coding & accurate risk adjustment documentation. In today’s blog, we will provide you with valuable information about how to take your HCC coding & risk adjustment to the next level with M.E.A.T. criteria auditing.

As a provider, you understand the importance of HCC Coding. You probably spend a good amount of time making sure you add the correct HCC codes to your documentation, and staying up to date with adequate supporting documentation for HCC codes - all this to decrease your risk of lower payments, audits, and financial penalties.

In order to document accurately, and make this process easier, healthcare organizations use M.E.A.T. criteria standards.  Following M.E.A.T. criteria standards ensures healthcare provider organizations, coding companies, practice management consultants and revenue cycle companies regularly monitor and audit for correct HCC coding. 

So what does M.E.A.T. stand for? Here's an easy way to remember:

Meat criteria for risk adjustment

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Topics: risk adjustment, HCC coding, hcc coding tools, hcc coding technology, medicare advantage, risk adjustment technology, meat criteria audit

About Inferscience's Founder

With over 12 years of experience working with electronic health records (EHRs), Dr. Sunil Nihalani observed how EHRs are being under-utilized in clinical practices. Moreover, the HCC Coding & risk adjustment coding capabilities have been lacking in the clinician’s workflow. Dr. Nihalani’s vision is an HCC Coding tool solution that integrates with leading EHRs and HIT systems to analyze patient records and claims information to help physicians and coders capture and audit HCC codes within their workflows. With Inferscience’s HCC Assistant, Physicians can document HCC codes and plan of care information in real-time during the patient encounter. Now, one solution enables both payers and providers to succeed in today's value-based care market.

Learn more about Inferscience and HCC Coding Assistant by visiting our products page here.