During a session at the National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council) 2013 conference, three professionals spoke about the recent changes regarding CPT codes. One of these professionals was Adam Falcone, a partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP. He focuses mainly on advising not-for-profit community health organizations, health centers, clinics, family planning organizations and behavioral health organizations on regulatory, transactional and reimbursement matters. In this podcast, Falcone discusses three reasons why proper coding and documentation are important.
The three reasons, he says, are:
1. Ensuring management of patient care
2. Impacts upon financials
3. Compliance with the law
Listen to the podcast below to hear his explanations of these reasons.