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Concerns with EMR/EHR Documentation in Your Practice

Thursday, March 14, 2019   (0 Comments)
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AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference agenda is packed with a lineup of all-star industry experts presenting on the latest trends and innovation in orthopedic practice management. To help you get to know the conference's speakers a little better, we will be spotlighting them leading up to the conference.

AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference brings to you Shannon DeConda, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CEMA, CMSCS, President & Partner of  NAMAS. EMRs were sold to physicians as a way to meet documentation guidelines and create efficiencies within their practice, but that is far from what we got! EMR documentation, in most cases, has created increased financial burdens on healthcare. We have seen a huge increase in carrier audits that focus on the lack of medical necessity in EMR documentation, which is a direct result of template-riddled EMR-created documentation. These increased reviews have created a greater need for in-house coding/auditing resources within physician organizations as they work to ensure correct coding based on documentation and fight the audits. Practice administrators, physicians, and compliance professionals must be aware of these risks and, more importantly, have the tools to identify concerns in their own documentation and improve deficiencies. You leave this session with a step-by-step plan for immediate implementation upon returning back to your practice.

DeConda recently shared some information to help you get to know more about her and her session!

AAOE: Why should attendees come to your session?

DeConda: With over twenty years of healthcare experience, Shannon DeConda is a sought after speaker in the healthcare industry. Her teaching style presents the information in an easy to understand, interactive way that engages attendees. 


AAOE: What's a fun fact about you that attendees should know?

DeConda: Shannon is a Partner with physician consulting firm DoctorsManagement, and is also the Founder and President of National Alliance of Medical Auditing Specialists (NAMAS), which provides training and continuing education for medical auditors and compliance professionals.


AAOE: What are key takeaways from your session?

DeConda: Technology helps make our lives more efficient, but what about documentation? In this session, Shannon DeConda sheds light on concerns with using EMR/EHR and how you can ensure compliance in your practice.


Register now for AAOE's 2019 Annual Conference, May 5-8 in Nashville, TN to attend Deconda's session! Add her session to your personal agenda during registration, or add it later by editing your registration form in the Attendee Service Center


Questions about the Annual Conference or creating your personal agenda? Contact AAOE at or 800-247-9699.

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