The Good Ideas department thought it might be great if we came up with a way for our auditors and coders to track, well, anything they wanted to. Wouldn’t it be helpful to have an ongoing record of Provider and Practice assessments, Encounter requirements or general quality check items?
So we designed a nifty system of flexible lists and sent the spec off to our Get It Done department. And they did it! We’re excited to announce the addition of Audit Lists to our collection of time-saving auditor tools.
Step 1) Create a List
To create a new list, go to the Audit Lists option on the main menu.
You can add a new, custom list by clicking on the + sign.
Build your list with checklist items and dropdowns. You write the text and provide the options and answers. Questions can be weighted and lists are scored. And don’t forget to give it a fabulous title!
Step 2) Assign the List
You can assign lists to Providers, Practices or Encounters.
Provider / Practice Lists:
Once you reach the Assign Lists screen, you can add or delete as many lists as you’d like. Assign the same list with a new date stamp to track answers over time. This could be a real game changer when you need to keep an eye on quality control or add a customized list of questions to your Encounters.
You can even share lists with your favorite auditor or coder by downloading them using the Bulk Actions menu in the upper right corner of the Audit Lists: Templates screen. Easy!
To get you started we’d love to send you the checklists for Split/Shared Visits and Incident To Visits. Click on this List Link and save the file on your system. Go to the Audit Lists screen and click on the Upload option under Bulk Actions in the upper right corner. Voila! Your first lists have been created!
We hope you’ll give our new List feature a try and tell us what you think. And once you get rolling we’d love to hear your creative ideas on how you’re using Lists. Sharing great ideas with our community of auditors and coders helps to make us all more efficient and successful!
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!
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:
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.