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Jennifer A. Hume

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Vice President of Auditing and Co...

American Academy of Professional Coders Physician Services
Phone: (801) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: j***@***.com
American Academy of Professional Coders
2480 South 3850 West Suite B
Salt Lake City, Utah 84120
United States

Company Description: AAPC (www.aapc.com) is the nation's largest training and credentialing association for the business side of medicine, with more than 100,000 members representing...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Vice President, Auditing and Compliance
    AAPC Physician Services
  • Physician Services
    AAPC Physician Services
  • Acting Director
    Professional Coding

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Diabetes Options > Articles
www.diabetesoptions.net, 15 Jan 2012 [cached]
According to Jennifer Hume, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Salt Lake City, Utah, the four most prevalent coding myths are the following:
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Hume debunks these common coding myths and explains how they can lead to professional and financial difficulties for physicians and physician practices.
Undercoding Undercoding is a poor choice for several reasons. When they undercode, "physicians leave dollars on the table for medically appropriate services for patients," says Hume. Further, physicians who undercode may be placing themselves at increased risk for an audit because their coding is inconsistent with that of their peers.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) does extensive data mining and obvious inconsistencies will catch its attention, Hume says. For example, Doctor A bills everything at the lowest level of evaluation and management (E&M) service but all of his or her peers are at mid- or high-level E&M.
Coding Myths Debunked
www.reaching4solutions.com, 1 Mar 2011 [cached]
Jennifer Hume, CPC,CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, Vice President of auditing and compliance for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)/Physician Services in Salt Lake City, warns that healthcare administration professionals are coming under increasing scrutiny for coding. She has recently shared a list of what she describes as common, long-standing coding myths. She has listed a few of the myths below.
Myth #1:
Undercoding prevents audits. Some professionals believe that purposely undercoding a procedure, practices remain under the audit radar. "The thought is, 'I can't be overpaid, therefore I can't have a problem,'" Hume says. But this is not true. Not only does it result in lost revenue for the providers, it can also prompt an audit. "It can be a red flag to auditors because you become an outlier in comparison to other practices, which can get you noticed," she says. "And you are literally throwing money out the door."
Myth #2:
Payment equals accuracy. Never assume that because a claim is paid, that you are safe from an audit, Hume warns. A recent error report produced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), notes a 9.9 percent error rate in Carrier Part B services billed and paid."The number one reason for an audit was insufficient documentation on bills submitted for payment" Hume says.
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Jennifer Hume, CPC,CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, Vice President of auditing and compliance for the American Academy of Professional Coders Physician Services in Salt Lake City, warns that healthcare administration professionals are coming under increasing scrutiny for coding.
Jen Hume, CPC, CPMA, ...
www.aapcps.com, 5 Nov 2010 [cached]
Jen Hume, CPC, CPMA, CEMC Vice President, Auditing and Compliance
With over 25 years of healthcare experience, and over 20 years in consulting and management positions, Jen brings a wealth of experience to AAPC's Physician Services. Prior to joining AAPC Physician Services, Jen worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Physician Coding, Documentation, and Compliance group. She has also held positions as the Corporate Compliance Officer for a large regional clinical laboratory and Business Office Manager for a multi-specialty physician group practice at a county teaching hospital. During her career, Jen has served as the Acting Director of Professional Coding for a large (7,000) multi-specialty physician group practice. She developed physician documentation and coding education for 20 specialties and managed updates for over 35 web-based compliance training courses. She has been a speaker at local and national conferences on compliance programs, performed compliance risk assessments for various healthcare providers including physicians, and has developed and implemented a compliance program to meet the criteria outlined by the Office of Inspector General. She has participated in coding audits, Independent Review Organization services, and developed policy and procedure manuals.
Diabetes Options > Articles
www.diabetesoptions.net, 13 Mar 2011 [cached]
According to Jennifer Hume, CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Salt Lake City, Utah, the four most prevalent coding myths are the following:
Revenue cycle management for any type of healthcare practice from Essential Healthcare Solutions.
www.reaching4solutions.com, 13 Sept 2010 [cached]
Jennifer Hume, CPC,CPCO, CPMA, CEMC, Vice President of auditing and compliance for the American Academy of Professional Coders Physician Services in Salt Lake City, warns that healthcare administration professionals are coming under increasing scrutiny for coding.
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