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How ChartSafe® can help your practice

If your practice is like most practices you probably fall into one of these three categories.

  1. You don’t do any audits of any kind;
  2. You are doing peer to peer audits with a paper audit tool that someone found online or on a form you got from someone you know, and you probably aren’t 100% certain you are auditing everything you should be; or
  3. You have a high level compliance team that has a great understanding of compliance; you are likely still doing audits on paper or have to perform manual roll ups and manual consolidations to track results.

Whatever the category you fall into there is a ChartSafe level for you.

If you aren’t doing any audits of any kind the fact that you are reading this is a great first step. The ChartSafe software is an excellent way to start. As the intro indicates it is an effective, step-by-step, web-based chart audit tool that can walk just about anyone through an audit. So if you have never done an audit before, you can be assured you are auditing the material conditions of payment required by Medicare and most insurance carriers.

If you are doing peer to peer audits with a paper audit tool that someone found online or on a form you got from someone you know and you aren’t 100% certain you are auditing everything you should be, then ChartSafe is the tool for you. The ChartSafe software was created to make every effort to comply with the material conditions of payment for Medicare and most other insurance carriers. So you can feel confident you are auditing the things you should be auditing.

If you have a high level compliance team that has a great understanding of compliance; and you are still doing audits on paper or have to perform manual roll ups and manual consolidations to track results, then the ChartSafe software will significantly improve your productivity. With ChartSafe you not only get a great web-based tool that eliminates paper that can enhance the effectiveness of your compliance team, you get reporting that is real time. As each audit is completed the audit results are maintained in the database. So at any time you can look at the audit results for your company and see the trended performance. You can also compare the trended audit results for each of your locations as well as compare the trended audit results of each of your therapists, all with the click of the mouse.

Depending upon your needs there are 2 different types of audits for ChartSafe. Certified and Uncertified audits. But which type is right for your practice?

In deciding between Certified or Uncertified audits consider these questions when thinking about the staff member(s) that will be doing your audits…

  1. Are they up to date on compliance related issues?
  2. Are they detail oriented?
  3. Are they friends with the therapists they will be auditing?
  4. Will they give you/peers honest feedback or will they answer more favorably so they don’t make anyone angry?
  5. Do you want to review the work they are doing?
  6. Does anyone review the work they are doing?
  7. If you had to go to court to defend your documentation would you want them on the stand testifying on your behalf?

If you answered no to any of those items then you may want to consider selecting Certified audits.

  1. Uncertified Audits (Level 1)
  2. Certified Audits (Levels 2 & 3)