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How to Successfully Transition from Coder to Auditor

Date:July 25, 2019
Time:12 noon to 1:00 p.m. Central Time
Course fee:SPECIAL $99 1 HR WEBINAR
Presented by: Regina Mixon Bates, IRO, CPC, CPC-I, CMC, CMOM, CMIS, TPA

Webinar/Audio Conference FAQs

Today's medical coders serve as auditors and must master the skills that will minimize risk for the practice and ensure accurate coding and clean claims. Coding accuracy is essential to maintaining compliance. In this increasingly complex regulatory environment that is healthcare, coders have to expand their knowledge base to survive. A solid grasp of anatomy and terminology and the "know how" to audit clinical documentation and effectively query providers is necessary. Coders are not only responsible for ensuring compliance with official coding guidelines, you must also review the medical record to ensure a case can be built that supports the code assignment clinically.

Enhance your clinical knowledge now in this fast-paced lunch and learn session for medical coders. Learn how to effectively collaborate with physicians to gain accurate and complete documentation. Identify risk areas and learn how to analyze data and track trends.

Improve your understanding of the pre-bill review process and its relationship to decreasing error rates and eliminating denials. High risk post-payment target areas have become pre-payment targets for the RAC and MAC auditors. Gain insight from expert Regina Mixon Bates and benefit from her experience as a healthcare consultant, educator, and IRO. Learn to think like an auditor. It is not enough to see a diagnosis, sign, or symptom documented in the medical record. Coders must put clinical knowledge to use in addition to coding rules and guidelines.


  • Identify problems with clinical documentation
  • Strategies for maintaining effective communication with clinicians
  • Writing an effective query
  • The documentation impact on patient quality care
  • What to do if you have information about fraud or abuse in your organization

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 1 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

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About the Presenter

Regina Mixon Bates has 33 years of healthcare experience with 20+ years as a public speaker. She is the CEO of The Physician Practice S.O.S. Group®, a healthcare consulting and educational firm. Through Regina’s leadership, the company has helped healthcare providers across the country streamline their business processes, improve practice operations and keep current with the ever-changing state and federal compliance guidelines. She leads a team of award winning professionals who provide extensive quantitative analysis that generates comprehensive reports to help identify the practice problem areas, as well as opportunities for expansion. She is the host of Fix My Practice TV and the author of her upcoming book Against the Odds - How A Mother’s Spirit Gives A Daughter The Determination To Prevail.

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