Revolutionizing Compliance & Efficiency: Empower Your Practice with Compliance Risk Analyzer 

June 20, 2024

Written by Christa Shephard

As new tools come to the forefront of healthcare delivery, staying compliant with updated billing and coding policies is crucial. VMG Health’s Compliance Risk Analyzer (CRA) is designed to help health systems and practices navigate the shifting healthcare landscape with ease, ensuring they remain compliant and avoid small mistakes that can lead to big consequences, like audits. Additionally, the financial returns from the undercoding of E&M codes and the potential FTE savings through improved efficiency, resource reduction, and cost-effectiveness underscore the value of implementing CRA. 

The Analytical Edge in Healthcare Compliance 

Analytics are increasingly driving healthcare and its delivery. Government agencies and private payors use advanced statistical models to identify improper claims and target providers for audits. To balance the scales, healthcare managers need a fundamental understanding of these statistical practices. A manager does not need to be an expert statistician, but a foundational understanding of statistics is critical to properly coding, billing, and understanding common mistakes. A fundamental understanding of trending analysis, time series, confidence intervals, and other factors empowers providers and managers to maximize the benefits of CRA’s data analytics. 

Health systems and practices should closely monitor their billing and coding processes. It is crucial to efficiently perform internal, risk-based audits that produce accurate results that mimic how the government audits. Catching and addressing mistakes early is key. 

How CRA Levels the Playing Field 

CRA employs artificial intelligence to simplify the compliance process. Instead of requiring managers to become statisticians, CRA handles the heavy lifting. Through its sophisticated algorithms, CRA automates the complicated task of data analysis, allowing healthcare providers to conduct risk-based audits as efficiently and accurately as possible. It also employs predictive analytics to identify which claims or services will be most likely to be audited, allowing providers to take proactive, preventive measures, saving time and money.

Typically, organizations use about 1.3 full-time employees (FTEs) per 1,000 providers just to start identifying audit targets. CRA completely eliminates this step, saving much of the upfront work and boosting the accuracy of risk prediction by reviewing 100% of claims. Creating and implementing an audit plan usually takes 0.8 FTEs per 1,000 providers; CRA handles it in seconds with just one click. Finally, practices usually spend about 20% of their resources just digging through claims within the EHR to choose which claims to audit. CRA automates this process, picking claims based on statistically valid, random samples or non-probability convenience samples. This data-driven, proactive technology allows healthcare organizations to address potential issues before they escalate.

Empowering Healthcare Providers 

Ultimately, CRA is about empowerment. Understanding the basics of statistics and data analytics is vital to fully capitalizing on its services. CRA is designed to help healthcare providers protect themselves from unwarranted audits and compliance issues. By integrating advanced analytics into everyday operations, health systems practices can enhance their compliance strategies and focus on delivering exceptional patient care. 

Stay tuned for more insights on how CRA and other VMG Health solutions are transforming healthcare compliance. 

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