CODING & COMPLIANCE
Coding integrity providers trust.
Experienced coders are hard to find and just as hard to keep. When quality suffers, denials increase, and providers risk increased audits for fraudulent coding practices.
Find the right partner today to solve staffing challenges and reduce coding-related denials, allowing you to focus on other priorities.
Professional fee coding
Hospital facility coding
Consolidated pro fee/facility fee coding
Compliance audits and education
Risk adjustment analysis and review
100% US-based coding teams
Staff certified by AHIMA or AAPC, often possessing multiple sub-specialty credentials
Industry changes proactively tracked and shared with clients to improve documentation and coding
PHI treated with the utmost care; SOC2 compliant and recurrent HIPAA compliance training
Look to Salud when:
You want to maintain continuity in coding timeliness and accuracy
You want to minimize compliance risk
You want to ensure coders remain current on constantly changing regulations
“Our partnership with Salud has been an excellent addition to our health information management processes. Salud coding staff are competent and up to date with all coding guidelines and initiatives. They are an excellent resource for our in-house coding staff, as well as backup when needed. We are very happy with Salud and the service we have received.”
Joshua A. Johnson, Director of Patient Financial Services
GIBSON AREA HOSPITAL AND HEALTH SERVICES
GIBSON CITY, IL
There are several barriers that can make it challenging for hospitals to maintain compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, including:
Complexity and frequency of regulatory changes: Healthcare regulations are complex and often change frequently, which can make it difficult for hospitals to keep up with the latest requirements.
Lack of resources: Maintaining compliance can be time-consuming and resource-intensive, particularly for smaller hospitals or those with limited resources.
Staff turnover: High turnover rates among staff can make it difficult to maintain consistent compliance practices and ensure that all staff are properly trained on compliance requirements.
Lack of training and education: Insufficient training and education on compliance requirements can lead to non-compliance, particularly among new or inexperienced staff.
Inconsistent policies and procedures: Inconsistent policies and procedures can make it difficult for staff to understand and comply with compliance requirements.
Inadequate monitoring and auditing: Without proper monitoring and auditing, hospitals may not detect and address compliance issues in a timely manner
Salud takes a proactive approach to compliance management, including ongoing staff training and education, consistent policies and procedures, regular monitoring and auditing, and a commitment to allocating adequate resources to compliance management. By taking a comprehensive approach to compliance, Salud helps providers minimize the risk of non-compliance and protect themselves from legal and financial consequences.
SALUD AT WORK
Outsourced coding improves financial performance
The in-house coding team at a 250-bed Midwest teaching hospital had fallen behind on accounts for a variety of reasons, so leaders decided to outsource the function. A backlog of 34,324 accounts awaited Salud’s arrival.
Salud put in place written processes, regular coding updates and alerts on specific problematic coding areas, which replaced what had been word-of-mouth information-sharing among staff. Salud stopped the highly ineffectual practice of coding for physician and hospital services on the same bill.
86% reduction in DNFB in 7 months
22% reduction in AR
$2.5 million increase in collections
REDUCTION IN DNFB IN 7 MONTHS
REDUCTION IN AR
INCREASE IN COLLECTIONS