RCM tip of the day: Coding accuracy and quality linked

Consumer access to hospitals' quality scores via a number of reporting entities such as Healthgrades and Leapfrog is increasing.

Since these entities gather information based on a hospital's coded data, lack of coding accuracy could result in a lower quality ranking, according to Marisa MacClary, co-founder and CEO of Artifact Health, which provides a mobile app for physicians to respond to CDI and coding queries.

She believes hospitals are becoming more aware of this as quality reporting entities become more prevalent. This is "certainly a big trend for hospitals to make sure their reputation is in line with the quality of services they provide," she said.

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