Faculty and providers will continue placing professional charges in Epic as they have been since February 2nd. E/M charges will become a requirement for closing ambulatory encounters. Coders will continue auditing 100% of the charges entered by the physicians. After a period of time, coders will reduce the percent of physician charges being audited for proficient physicians. There will continue to be coder support and education.
Faculty will have the ability to edit resident’s notes if needed to help keep the clinical documentation accurate and reflect the associated charges.
In the near future, physicians will have the ability to see their patient’s future appointments outside the clinical encounter as well as their own future schedule to help improve efficiencies.
Residents will continue placing professional charges in Epic in areas where they have been designated to do so. For areas where residents are permitted to enter charges, E/M charges will become a requirement for closing ambulatory encounters.
All residents will also see an additional close encounter validation when seeing Medicare patients in which they have to specify if the patient was seen with or without the faculty. Charges placed by a resident will not be released until a faculty has cosigned the encounter.