HIM professionals have worked for years to build positive relationships with physicians and improve their documentation, all in pursuit of more accurate clinical coding. However, many programs to improve physician documentation have fallen short while coder-generated queries asking for greater specification flourish. With ICD-10-CM/PCS slated to go live in 2014, the time is now to finalize your plans for physician education and training, according to a presentation given Tuesday by Cindy Seel, MSA, RHIA, director of education and training at HRS.
Leveraging computer-assisted coding technology may lead to a measurable reduction in the amount of time coders need to code records, according to a recent study conducted by the AHIMA Foundation and the Cleveland Clinic Health System.
While the United States is preparing to implement ICD-10-CM/PCS on October 1, 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) is anticipating a 2015 release of ICD-11. Taking into account the need to then clinically modify the WHO version, ICD-11 would likely not be ready for implementation in the US until after 2020.
If healthcare is going to truly be reformed and improved, three areas must receive focus—improving the experience of care; improving the health of populations; and reducing per capita costs of healthcare.
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ICD-10 implementation is the biggest data change the US healthcare industry has ever experienced, and its reach is pervasive throughout the hospital. That’s the foundation of a presentation that Christian Omba, ICD-10 program manager for Rex/UNC Health Care in Raleigh, NC, and Tom Ormondroyd, MBA, vice president and general manager of Precyse, will deliver at AHIMA’s ICD-10/Computer-Assisted Coding Summit, coming up April 22-24 in Baltimore, MD.