Prioritizing health and transparency in your medical charts and patient records
How Healthy is Your Practice?
One key way to tell is by the condition of your patient records and medical charts. We get that staying on top of documentation is yet another task for your providers and clinical staff. However, it is more important than ever. Increasingly, third-party payers including insurance companies and CMS, are performing chart audits. These are performed to root out false claims and documentation errors. Being audited is costly and very disruptive to your practice. That’s why PRL developed FitChart.
What is FitChart?
PRL’s FitChart service is a strategic and proactive approach to correcting medical charts and patient records. We determine which kind of audit is appropriate for your practice; a provider-based audit or a service-based audit. Then our team analyzes the results and coordinates with your staff to develop a remediation plan.
PRL offers two types of chart auditing, depending on your medical practice needs. Each auditing process is the same, but the scale of each operation depends on which type of evaluation is best for your practice.
FitChart Service Review
An audit of documentation specific to an individual service rendered by your practice.
FitChart Provider Review
An audit of documentation specific to your healthcare providers.
The PRL Difference:
Our internal auditing is a fast, practical, and affordable way to prepare your practice for third-party audits. The big difference is that we have a full staff dedicated to your practice or team of providers. PRL’s FitChart team is here to help you resolve your documentation errors and to assist your staff in record-keeping best practices.
PRL’s process ensures your chart audit is performed in an efficient and timely manner. We require a random sampling of 5-10 charts. Our team will then review your charts to verify that they are in compliance and reported appropriately.
This process includes:
- Confirm if the services reported are supported by the documentation.
- Reviewing findings with the client.
- Assisting in the remediation of documentation deficiencies.
To get started, contact our coding team to schedule an initial evaluation meeting. This initial 20 min-ute call will review goals, needs and focus. Next, send us your denial charts, our team of specialists will analyze your charts and create a detailed report. Then we can schedule a web meeting to review our findings and discuss ways to remediate any issues we discover.