The implementation of ICD-10 did result in a perceived loss of coding productivity, with a minimal dip in coding accuracy, according to a recent coding productivity and accuracy survey conducted by the AHIMA Foundation.
Barclay Blair, founder and executive director of the Information Governance Institute, said during a recent webinar he hopes his organization’s new study will sound the alarm that far too many organizations, across a wide swath of industries, are currently storing “at risk” information over the long term.
The codes for pathologic fractures with osteoporosis require a seventh character to indicate episode of care. Coding professionals will need additional details to capture the correct codes in ICD-10-CM.
This article will review selected aspects of the proposed rule so clinicians can begin preparing for MIPS and Advanced APMs, which go into effect on January 1, 2017. The need to start preparing now is vital.
More than 5,500 new procedure and diagnosis codes will go into effect beginning in October 2016. What does this mean for HIM teams still feeling the effects of implementing the original 70,000-plus ICD-10 codes?