Consistent internal audits are an essential function for recalibrating coding teams as workload pressures and interdepartmental communication can slowly steer things off track. But external audits should be sought out quarterly or annually, as well. External auditors can contribute fresh feedback to your coding and documentation efforts because it is unbiased and sourced from professionals with unique skillsets. HCM’s coding team approaches audits from three main perspectives.


Examining how and when coding is being performed during the patient journey.


Measuring accuracy based on the story being told in physician documentation


Verifying that documentation and codes are meeting the latest CMS guidelines.

Our team can approach audits in the following ways: