Healthcare facilities and physician practices are mandated to comply with the adoption of ICD -10-CM for diagnosis coding and ICD-10- PCS for hospital inpatient procedure coding on October 1, 2014. ICD-10 coding will provide for an overall greater level of specificity with its 7 alphanumeric characters replacing the current ICD-9 code set. This change in coding convention will result in an increase from approximately 17,000 codes to around 140,000 codes. Accordingly, HIM medical record coders (and additional hospital staff) will require a more in-depth understanding of anatomy and pathophysiology in conjunction with a solid understanding of the ICD-10 CM and PCS coding rules.
It is estimated that coder productivity may decline by as much as 50%. In addition, HIM coders must go through extensive training in preparation for ICD-10. Does your HIM Department have a plan in place in order to stay current with your coding and revenue flow during the ICD-10 transition?
Partnering with In Record Time will provide you with the peace of mind! We will customize an ICD-10 remote coding solution to meet your specific needs!
- Our remote coding and compliance team includes AHIMA Approved ICD-10 CM/PCS Instructors
- Flexible and cost-effective remote coding services to provide coding coverage while your coding staff attends ICD-10 training sessions.
- Our remote coding staff will provide dual coding on ICD-9 and ICD-10 during the transition phase to ICD-10 (and thereafter as needed)
- High quality, accurate remote coding, and no project is too big or small!
Quite simply, your department can not afford lost reimbursements and backlogs – our expert remote coding and compliance team is here to alleviate this stress. Contact us today for a free quote!