ICD-10 Monitor: Gaps Revealed in Physician Documentation
“In order to ensure a successful transition to ICD-10, it is imperative that coders possess a much deeper understanding of physician documentation and disease processes. Providers will be in need of education on the expectations of ICD-10 and how to align documentation with coding guidelines,” Kim Reid, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-I and director, ICD-10 development and training for ICD-10 Monitor.
She offers several key components for health care professionals with their ICD-10 preparation. Among those ideas include “an overview of ICD-10 code and guideline changes, with additional guidance offering the ability to work through coding cases to get a hands-on understanding of how ICD-10-CM differs from ICD-9-CM.”
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