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Sometimes you can take a good thing and make it even better. Our design team has refreshed the Provider and Practice screens and filled them with easy-to-access data to make your life easier.
Quick links to Reporting and New Encounter screens
New and Established Patient trend charts for Providers
One click to comprehensive NPPES Provider data
And best of all, you now have the ability to set up a Review Plan for Practices and Providers based on the review frequency of your choice.
We’ll show you when your last review was completed, and when you should schedule your next review. You can customize your preferred review frequency (number of days) at any time by going to the Edit screen for the displayed Practice or Provider.
And we know you’ll like the quick view performance graphs to the right of the review panel, giving you billing and coding accuracy at a glance!
We invite you to take a look at and explore our new dashboard screens. Let us know what you think, we look forward to hearing from you!
Check out this great collection of easy-to-read and informative COVID-19 fact sheets. Created by the COVID-19 Health Literacy Project in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing, these fact sheets cover everything from basic information on how to prevent and manage the virus, to colorful tips and explanations designed specifically for children and young adults. Click on the link below to access the full set!
As health professionals and auditors, we’re all very much involved in recording data for the testing and treatment of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). As of this week the AMA has announced the addition of a new CPT code to help record and track patients who are impacted by the virus.
The new Catergory I CPT code and descriptor are:
87635 Infectious agent detection by nucleic acid (DNA or RNA); severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (Coronavirus disease [COVID-19]), amplified probe technique
This new code is effective immediately for use as the industry standard for the reporting of tests for the novel coronavirus across the nation’s health care system and has been fully integrated into our Swiftaudit software.
For more information on how to properly code COVID-19:
New to Swiftaudit? We’d love for you to join us for a 30 minute online tutorial webinar! We’ll show you how to set up a Practice, add Providers and Patients, and create a working Encounter from a chart. Bring your questions and we’ll be happy to answer them.
Our goal and ongoing commitment is to provide a practical, streamlined set of coding tools that are both easy to access and appropriate for use by anyone in the practice. We’ve listened carefully to feedback and created the following time-saving collection of tools:
Our comprehensive search tool allows you to find CPTs, HCPCS and ICDs using partial codes or keywords. But that’s just the beginning! Once you’ve found what you’re looking for, we’ll also show you a whole set of helpful information including additional codes, excludes, next codes and notes from MedlinePlus, just to name a few.
Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) help predict the expected cost of care for older patients and are the basis for Medicare Advantage plan reimbursement calculations. To help you navigate the often confusing rules of risk assessment, we’ve provided a basic HCC lookup as well as a first level risk assessment calculator.
You can access our Correct Coding (NCCI) tool from the coding toolset or directly within your Encounter screen. We also provide a quick check for Procedure to Procedure (PTP) and Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE)!
Choose a Medicare location and a HCPCS code and we’ll fill your screen with useful data, including RVUs and Physician Fee Schedules, LCDs, Payment Indicators as well as links to specific CMS data pages.
Swiftaudit uses the National Provider Identifier (NPI) database to access coding data from the most recent Public Use Files (PUF) and compare your physician’s annual coding results with both local and national numbers.
Swiftaudit now provides a quick check for NCCI edits, including Procedure to Procedure (PTP) and Medically Unlikely Edits (MUE) . Our hover tips provide Column 2 warnings and restrictions, and the More Info link will show you detailed Bypass Modifier information.
Swiftaudit offers two easy ways to get to NCCI edits. To access the quick calculator screen, simply select NCCI Calculator from the main dropdown menu. Enter your list of CPTs and the Date of Service and we’ll provide all NCCI edit results.
You can also access NCCI edits from within your Patient Encounter! Just click NCCI Check from the Actions drop down menu in your Encounter header and we’ll automatically calculate all the NCCI edits. Easy!