One of the biggest fears facing health care professionals is being audited.
Many health care professionals fear their documentation is not adhering to the quality it should be, therefore they feel vulnerable to the possibility of being audited. Just because a clinic has not been audited yet, does not grant them the impunity from being audited in the future.
"Having high quality documentation enables a practice to be assured of their documentation practices"Being audited can have a huge impact on the financial and social standings of a practice.
Audits mean loss of credibility, loss of profits, loss of productivity, and overall a great deal of unneeded stress placed upon the practice and the individuals who work there. Audits mean verifying documents, rechecking charts, locating and copying files, and a great deal of other practice halting procedures.
Proper documentation is the key to establishing a certain amount of protection from audits. Having high quality documentation enables a practice to be assured of their documentation practices. They know if they were ever to be selected for an audit, they would have nothing to fear and could pass it without any detrimental effects to their practice's wellbeing.
Being properly informed as to how to safe guard your practice from audits brings you one step closer to achieving the practice you have always dreamed of.
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