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Researchers for HIMS found that ICD-10 coding accuracy varied widely by type of medical condition. The society has produced a 54-page report with the results of a pilot program. The coders in the program produced accurate coding less than two-thirds of the time.
5 ICD-10 takeaways from the front of the pack
Government Health IT offers five lessons: embrace technology, hire enough help, use dual coding as a training tool, look for ICD-9 codes in unlikely places, and record your ICD-9 baseline before the transition.
Since coder productivity levels in Canada still have not returned to those seen in the ICD-9 days, healthcare leaders must prepare for dip during the transition. The author suggests adding coders now before those resources become unavailable or prohibitively expensive.
This article includes saving money, greater flexibility, real-time data access, and secure servers to help with HIPAA compliance. It even describes what you should look for in a cloud-based medical billing service: responsibility, financially strong, and efficient.
According to the VA Inspector General, better documentation and communication would have altered the chance for 3 patients at Memphis Medical Center,. An ED patient informed a nurse of an allergy, but a physician wrote a paper order for an anti-inflammatory containing aspirin, missing the allergy alert. The patient died from the subsequent allergic reaction.
Last Updated on November 24, 2020