ICD-10 & Coding
“A big contributing factor to this success was the creation of auto-text templates for common procedures, all pre-verified by coders to meet billing requirements,” said the health system’s CMIO.
The list of healthcare jobs the AHIMA Foundation program can help fill and upskill is long and varied, including clinical documentation improvement specialists, data analysts, medical and clinical lab techs, privacy and security officers and more.
Hospitals are increasingly looking for more technical employees, AHIMA found, based on latest job listings.
CAC software can automate nearly 90 percent of medical coding and enable hospitals to compare actual care with best practices to increase efficiencies, report says.
The industry group argued that not adequately funding the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT would undermine the 21st Century Cures Act and inhibit work toward a learning health system.
The vendor also will be announcing new products for value-based care and coding, a top 3M Health Information Systems executive says.
SNOMED International head David Markwell will shed light on how the clinical terminologies contribute to greater consistency for clinical analytics.
Ann Chenoweth’s term began on Jan. 1, 2017.
The software’s coding engine can parse ICD-10 to discover conditions in charts and physician notes.
Executives involved with the code switch said the first year went smoothly. But they are now expecting a new level of difficulty in the next 18-24 months while coders must be more precise for CMS and private insurers to accept and pay claims.