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: