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Why Surgeon Documentation is Important

By Admin | February 26, 2016

A surgeon’s job doesn’t end once he or she leaves the operating room. When it comes to the health of both patients and the practice, documentation plays a key role in improving healthcare.

Becker’s Spine Review has outlined five ways spine surgeon documentation impacts a practice for better and worse.

  • Good documentation can prevent medical necessity denials.
  • Practices must be prepared for ICD-10.
  • With specific details surgeons can avoid time-consuming queries.
  • A strong relationship with payers can help you figure out what you need to include in documentation.
  • Appropriate documentation keeps RAC audits from taking money back.

Read “5 Ways Surgeon Documentation Positively (or Negatively) Impacts Spine Practices” for more information.


Miller, L. (2013, July 23). 5 Ways Surgeon Documentation Positively (or Negatively) Impacts Spine Practices. Retrieved January 7, 2016.

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