A Deeper Look at ICD-10: 5 Tips for a Smooth Transition
Here are five areas to pay close attention to for a better coding switch.
1. Maximize clinical documentation improvement by improving your practice's ICD-9 coding accuracy and documentation.
2. Educate coders and documentation personnel and they can teach physicians ICD-10 nuances in peer-to-peer training.
3. Be choosey with vendor selections and don't rely on your technology to improve sloppy documentation.
4. Integrate an EHR so physicians can have extra assistance in reaching documentation compliance.
5. Practice using ICD-10 to highlight potential problems or deficiencies before the implementation deadline, especially with dual coding.
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