By Lynn Thornton, RHIA, CCS As an auditor and educator I’ve never been content to simply review coded data to determine what is incorrect and request correction.
Tag: ICD-10 and Clinical Documentation
DRG validation, a program used by healthcare organizations to reduce risk, defend claims and ensure accuracy of coded items, plays a specific role in proper coding practices.
ICD-10 Implementation The October 1st deadline for ICD-10 implementation has come and gone, and hopefully you have weathered the transition with only minor disruptions.
ICD-10 Readiness With the scheduled transition to ICD-10 fast approaching, readiness has become a top priority for all providers.
Last spring, the deadline for the ICD-10 implementation was pushed back to October of 2015. And while this latest delay has frustrated some in the HIM field that wish the deadline would just come and go so that they can begin grappling with the consequences of the massive new system, others have embraced the extra …