Offshore Coding: Week 1: Chaos

EDITOR’S NOTE: Dr. Anon is a U.S. physician based overseas who wishes to remain anonymous. Following implementation of ICD-10, what has happened in the coding world as it pertains to outsourcing? The answer is simple: chaos. For those of you old enough to remember, I...

Build an ICD-10 Rapid Response Team for Revenue Emergencies

Now that ICD-10 is a reality in U.S. healthcare, providers are finding that Oct. 1, 2015 didn’t bring with it the doomsday scenario they thought it might – but they also know that ICD-10-related challenges that aren’t apparent now may manifest themselves in the coming...

Coder Productivity Key as Advent of ICD-10 Unfolds

We have been living with ICD-10 for nearly 30 days now, and I think things are going fairly well. What I would like to discuss is coder productivity and accuracy in the hospital setting.   I was a bit concerned when I was told that offshore coders are only coding 12...

ICD-10 and the Casualty Market: Readiness is Medium to High

The implementation of ICD-10 for auto casualty has been dependent on what happens with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the rest of the healthcare industry.  The only states that have a dependency are states such as Pennsylvania and Florida,...