Medical Auditing

Coding audits, which are the validation of code assignments against the supporting clinical documentation and coding guidelines, are instrumental in ensuring coding accuracy. Healthcare facilities and providers usually conduct regular coding audits as directed by their internal compliance plan, and this usually consists of a random sampling of records during a specified timeframe, typically on an annual basis. While compliance plan-driven audits are beneficial, healthcare facilities and providers should not assume that additional audits are not useful or required.

DWC offers comprehensive audits of coding-related practices that are aimed at improving coding accuracy, thereby minimizing coding compliance risks and reducing coding-related denials.