Just Coding: Crossing the divide

Do coders and physicians speak the same language? With ICD-10 looming that potential language barrier could widen. Just Coding recently discussed this topic highlighting presentations from the AAPC National Conference in Las Vegas last April. VP of ICD-10 training and education Rhonda Buckholtz and Dr. Joseph Nichols, MD were the presenters during a conference session, Michelle Leppert, CPC-A authored the article.

“At the end of the day, good documentation is really about good patient care …ICD-10 also has the potential to change the way coders and physicians interact,” Buckhotlz says. The level of specificity will present challenges for both clinicians and coders, so teamwork is essential.”

Read the full article here.

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