Knowledge Library The Impact of Documentation Improvement in the Rural Health Community
Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Impact of Documentation Improvement in the Rural Health Community

Clinical documentation is key to every healthcare encounter. It needs to be complete and reflect the scope of care and services provided. The coding, reimbursement, mortality rate and case-mix are directly impacted when documentation is missing, unclear or insufficient. This ultimately results in real impact to the care provider’s bottom line.

Don’t miss this webinar covering the issues surrounding and solutions for documentation improvement for healthcare providers in rural communities:

  • The potential for human error in procedure documentation, which can be compounded by manual, redundant, inefficient paper-based coding process
  • The impact of vague or incomplete documentation, which can be interpreted, and therefore coded differently
  • The likelihood of receiving a demand for repayment increases without the appropriate systems in place to fully and accurately capture the data necessary to support payment claims and appeals
  • Reducing overbilling, which can have a significant impact on a healthcare provider’s bottom line and make them a target for the RAC program, even when unintentional
  • Getting to faster reimbursement due to more accurate coding through the implementation and monitoring of coding education to providers, improving both completeness and quality of physician documentation


Rebecca Teece has over 28 years’ experience the field of medical billing, coding and auditing and holds the CDIP, CCS, CPC, CPMA, COC, CPC-P, CPC-I and ICD-10 Certified Trainer certifications. Previously she worked as a medical coding course instructor and the Billing/Coding Program Director at Eagle Gate College and managed the revenue integrity with large health systems including Sierra Health, Intermountain and Rush Copley. She is a member of many industry organizations including the AAPC ACDIS and AHIMA. Rebecca is currently employed as the Director of Client Coding & Auditing at AVEC Health Solutions. She is directly responsible for over 130 coders and auditors across all specialties (including OP/IP) both nationally and internationally. In addition to managing the coding and auditing teams, she also develops curriculums, assessments and provides weekly instruction to the individual teams. Rebecca manages multiple key client accounts ranging from small critical access community hospitals (CAHs) to very large multi-entity health systems. Additional experience includes A/R and Denial Management, Provider Credentialing, IP/OP and Ancillary Facility and Professional Billing. She is very dedicated to her trade and understands the intricacies of how it works within the healthcare revenue cycle.

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