Barry Libman, Inc. performs audits that focus on compliance issues such as those targeted in recent OIG studies, as well as audits that seek opportunities for improvement in complete and accurate coding in other areas. Our methodology includes targeted selection of cases, validation by experienced and credentialed coders using strict adherence to Official Coding Guidelines and Coding Clinic advice, and useful reports with suggestions for coding and documentation improvement.
The OIG guidelines for hospitals recommend external audit at least yearly but preferably quarterly. Our program will not only help your facility follow that recommendation, but will provide documentation of quality improvement activities that can be used as a basis for a compliance program. Such documentation can be used to build or enhance internal communication and external regulatory reporting.