Mamco is a contract clinical coding and audit consulting firm, based in Melbourne and Geelong.
We specialise in clinical coding consulting, contract coding audits and education services Australia-wide, and we pride ourselves on providing an excellent service with great attention to detail. (more…)
The team of clinical coding specialists at Mamco are highly trained in all aspects of clinical coding consulting for health services across Australia. From audit plans and reports to on-site and remote clinical coding, our Health Information Managers (HIMs) provide tailored, cost-effective medical coding services.
Our dedicated and experienced team can assist you with on-site and remote contract clinical coding services to suit your needs. Whether you have a paper-based, hybrid or scanned medical record (SMR), our clinical coders can visit your health service on a planned basis or as required.
We’ve conducted hundreds of contract clinical coding audits in the public and private sector across Victoria and interstate. Our highly experienced clinical coding auditors are trained to perform all quality and funding optimisation audits. We offer no-risk optimisation audits that remove the upfront costs for health services.
The Mamco team has developed a coding audit optimisation sample tool that will target episodes in your data for funding optimisation, ensuring a return on your audit investment and reducing the number of episodes needing to be audited.
We can provide tailored clinical coding training and education as a result of our audit findings, or focus on areas of interest for your medical coding team. Mamco can also check episodes for clinical coders in training.
Clinical coding audit plans can be difficult to develop and implement. At Mamco, we support your Coding Manager in developing a tailored clinical coding audit plan for your health service, which could include funding optimisation audits, quality audits and targeted audits.
Communicate your audit findings with a detailed or summary clinical coding audit report from the team at Mamco. Our reports are easy to read and well-structured, with clear recommendations for coding improvement.
If you’re looking for tailored medical coding services in Victoria or interstate, contact the experts at Mamco. We have the top-quality software and specialist medical coding knowledge to save Australia’s health services from costly inaccuracies.
Our clinical coding auditors are highly skilled and experienced, with a high level of clinical coding knowledge and external audit experience. At Mamco, our clinical coders are happy to go the extra mile to ensure Australia’s health services maintain accurate medical coding data and prevent costly inaccuracies.
As well as clinical coding specialists, we are also trained in contract coding audits, including planning and reporting and providing audit optimisation samples. We can also take care of on-site and remote medical coding services, education and training.
Please contact us to organise for our contract clinical coders to come to your health service.
As clinical coding specialists, the team at Mamco is here to provide information, training and education about contract clinical coding and advice about seeking clinical coding services to optimise your health service.
If you don’t find what you’re looking for below, please contact us and our clinical coders will be happy to help.
Call the clinical coding specialists at Mamco for all your medical coding services. From clinical coding consulting to contract coding audits, clinical coding audit reports, plans and clinical coding training, our team delivers tailored clinical coding services Australia-wide.
With a team of highly experienced clinical coding auditors behind us, we know what it takes to ensure your health service reduces clinical coding data inaccuracies, optimises episode funding and receives a return on audit investment.
When demand extends beyond your supply of internal coders, or you need to cover a short period of leave; contract clinical coding has become a viable solution for many health services across Australia.
Our dedicated and highly experienced team of contract clinical coders will be able to assist you with contract clinical coding services at any time. We only provide high-quality Health Information Managers (HIMs) who are tertiary trained in clinical coding, and who have more than five years’ experience.
We can provide on-site or remote contract coding to all health services, covering a wide range of casemix complexity.
If your health service has a paper-based medical record or hybrid medical record, our on-site contract clinical coding services would be most suitable to your needs. We can arrange for our experienced team to come to your health service on an ad hoc, permanent or semi-permanent basis.
The team will code an agreed number of episodes per day during this time.
If your health service has a scanned medical record (SMR) or an electronic medical record (EMR), our remote contract clinical coding services would be most suitable to your needs and the most cost-effective option.
This method removes the need for costly extras such as travel, flights and accommodation. The remote nature can also speed up the process for coding completion.
The team will code an agreed number of episodes per day during this time.
Our clinical coding specialists offer a variety of services on-site and remotely, including contract coding audits, reports and clinical coding audit plans. We can also offer training for your in-house clinical coders.
Please contact Mamco to discuss your specific contract clinical coding requirements.
Clinical coding audits are an essential requirement in all public and private health services. At Mamco, our highly experienced contract coding audit team has the ability to perform all quality and funding optimisation audits across any casemix complexity level.
With the introduction of Activity Based Funding (ABF), the onus on accurate and timely clinical coding data has never been greater.
As Health Information Managers (HIMs) based in Melbourne, we’ve conducted hundreds of contract coding audits in the public and private sector, in both Victoria and interstate.
If your health service has a paper-based medical record or hybrid medical record, our on-site clinical auditing services would be most suitable to your needs. We can arrange for our experienced team to come to your health service to conduct contract coding audits, large or small.
The Mamco team will audit an agreed number of episodes per day during this time.
If your health service has a scanned medical record (SMR) or an electronic medical record (EMR), our remote contract coding audits would be most cost-effective option to suit your needs.
This method removes costly extras such as travel, flights and accommodation. The remote nature can also speed up the process for contract clinical coding completion.
Our clinical coding auditors will code an agreed number of episodes per day during this time.
Please contact us to discuss your contract coding audit or other clinical coding consulting needs, including clinical coding training and audit education.
The Mamco team delivers tailored clinical coding and audit training and education to your clinical coding team or audit team.
Have you had an internal or external contract coding audit that has highlighted areas that require coding education, but don’t have the resources internally?
Our clinical coders can provide coding education on the following topics:
Coding education can be provided on a monthly basis or ad hoc as required.
Do you have a new clinical coder on your team that needs to be trained and don’t have a Coding Educator or Coding Manager to train them?
We can support your new coding graduate through our tailored clinical coding training program.
Each coding training program will be structured to incorporate the core specialities at your health service and our experienced team will guide the coder through each episode.
Providing structured and clear feedback on all coding changes will ensure that the coder is competent in their understanding of:
Alternatively, contact Mamco to take care of all your medical coding services, from on-site and remote contract clinical coding to optimisation sampling and clinical coding audit reports.
Imagine if that question came from your hospital’s executive. What would you say?
It’s at that point you realise that those ad hoc clinical coding audits every two to three years will not answer the question.
Clinical coding or health classification, quality is underpinned by conducting regular clinical coding audits. Providing timely and precise feedback to your clinical coding team will strengthen their skill set and provide certainty in your coding data.
As Health Information Managers (HIMs), Clinical Coding Auditors, Coding Educators and Clinical Coders, we all play a vital role in ensuring the quality of our coded data and it’s ultimately our responsibility.
The best place to begin is with the development of a robust coding audit plan. A coding audit plan needs clear outcomes and should include the following variables:
As our coding environment changes rapidly, coding audit plans often involve regular revision and interpretation of complex coding data and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs).
It’s any wonder that a clinical coding audit plan can be difficult to develop, implement and maintain each year.
The Mamco team can support your Coding Manager or Health Information Managers (HIMs) to develop a tailored clinical coding audit plan that’s both effective and achievable. We work closely with your team to implement best practice processes for the audit plan.
Contact us today to discuss how we can assist you in the preparation of coding audit reports and other medical coding services.
Have you been asked by an Executive to conduct a coding optimisation audit and don’t know where you should start? The Mamco team has combined their knowledge of Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs), funding models and cost weight calculators to develop a coding audit optimisation sampler.
Our Optimisation Audit Sampler will ensure a substantial return on your investment, and reduce the number of episodes that need to be audited.
The Optimisation Audit Sampler is compatible with:
The tool will receive your monthly episode data via our secure portal, and will generate a list of episodes that should be audited for funding optimisation. It also can identify any data errors that may impact funding. The episodes will be returned to you via the secure portal.
We provide all episodes that meet the optimisation criteria to ensure you receive the maximum return on investment.
With five levels of sampling, the coding audit optimisation sampler can identify episodes and their potential uplift as follows:
If the Mamco team conducts your clinical auditing services, the Optimisation Audit Sampler will be used to select your coding audit optimisation sample!
Targeted coding audit optimisation sampling and data analysis can also be provided.
Contact us today to discuss how our Optimisation Audit Sampler can assist your audit team. Our team of clinical coding specialists can also provide on-site and remote contract clinical coding for health services across Australia.
At the conclusion of each clinical coding audit, it’s necessary to collate the audit data and coding statistics in a concise and readable coding audit report for coding management and executive teams.
Whether you’re after a detailed clinical coding audit report or just a summary of the audit findings, it’s imperative that the information is conveyed clearly and is relevant to your audience.
A coding audit report should detail the findings from the audit, which have been conveyed at a conclusion or exit meeting. Findings should address initial goals for the coding audit, and the report should include meaningful and specific audit recommendations that can be implemented by the health service.
An extract of the audit details from each episode should accompany the coding audit report, and include rationale for changed codes and financial variances (where applicable).
Keeping consistent audit notes for each episode improves the audit reporting process and improves the understanding for the end users, including clinical coders, executives and managers.
Clinical coding audit report tips:
Our Mamco coding audit reports are easy to read, present content that is relevant to the audience, and provide clear recommendations for ongoing improvement and coder development.
Contact us to discuss how we can assist you in the preparation of clinical coding audit reports or conducting contract coding audits and producing coding audit optimisation samples.
As Health Information Managers and experienced clinical coding auditors, we should know and understand the difference and demand better!
The latter exposes hospital data to anyone, should that laptop be lost or stolen (or left in an Uber!). Once the laptop is gone, so is your hospital data security.
Should this happen during an audit, your audit data is also at risk.
Don’t risk having to repeat an audit – get it right the first time with Mamco’s experienced clinical coding auditors. Contact us to find out more.