A coding environment is not linear and cannot be defined by just the number of charts completed, as the coding professional’s true efforts are not being fully captured.
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.
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.
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?
When it came time to decide if Brookwood Baptist Health’s team of coding professionals would use CPT or PCS/CPT, the organization’s coding roundtable decided to move forward to train on and use PCS after the October 1, 2015 go-live date.