How to Lessen ICD-10's Impact on Coder Productivity

The deadline for ICD-10 is fast approaching and numerous studies forecast a significant impact on productivity. Here are six ways to decrease the effect ICD-10 will have on medical coder productivity, according to a Healthcare IT News report.

•    Practice ICD-10 coding on real medical records.
•    Hire extra coding help.
•    Delegate coder work based on specialties.
•    Create clean Discharged Not Final Billed
•    Automate processes when possible.
•    Schedule testing with trading partners.
 
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