RCM tip of the day: Stay up-to-date on ICD-10 landscape

The ICD-10 landscape is constantly changing, with thousands of new codes to be added to the coding system for fiscal year 2017.

Lisa Nolan, director of product management at PatientKeeper, a provider of healthcare applications for physicians: It's important for RCM executives to continue the education process with ICD-10. The system will continue to evolve with time, so it's imperative that they stay close to physicians and keep them apprised of new codes and coding requirements. The end of the ICD-10 "grace period" also puts more pressure on physicians, billers and coders to be precise in their coding. This will trigger more questions and require more collaboration among all parties. Additionally, natural language code search on the front end, and greater flexibility on the back end of professional charge capture and cleansing processes will become even more valuable as the system continues to develop.

To learn more about ICD-10 changes, access this story from Becker's Hospital Review.

If you would like to share your RCM best practices, please email Kelly Gooch at kgooch@beckershealthcare.com to be featured in the "RCM tip of the day" series.

 

 

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