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    Greetings!

    I'm doing some research for my job about coder productivity standards. I haven't found any specifics on the internet, so I'm guessing each employer sets their own standards for productivity. I'm asking you as my peers to give a little feedback.

    My questions are: Will you please respond with the productvity standard (number of encounters that you are required to code - either by the hour, or 8 hour workday) for your clinic or facility? Also, what percentage of coding accuracy are you required to maintain?

    Thanks in advance!

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    When I was coding radiology we had to code at least 400 reports a day with a 95% accuracy.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    Our minimal acceptable level is 17 an hour/136 a 8-hr work day

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    Thanks for the responses so far. I have one more question for dabroussard - if you don't mind my asking - what specialty(ies) do you code for?
    Thanks again!

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    I work physicians side of the ER we are expected to code 100 charts at the least in a 7 1/2 hr day..... This is for a new coder then productivity goes up as experience grows. I hope this helps with your research.... good luck

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    Wow Melissa,

    That sounds like alot of coding in a day, it couldn't be easy.

    Do you still code radiology.

    I may have an opportunity to do radiology coding/billing in the near future, I will have to ask about coder productivitiy.

    Roxanne Thames, CPC




    Quote Originally Posted by mmelcam View Post
    When I was coding radiology we had to code at least 400 reports a day with a 95% accuracy.

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    Question orthopaedic coding
    Does anyone have any productivity standards for e/m and surgical coding in the ortho office? Thanks in advance! lauren

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    When I used to code radiology it was required to code 400 notes in a 8 hr/day with a 95% accuracy.

    Now I'm working for urology/auditor its required to code 150 notes in a 8hr/day with 90% accuracy.

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    Roxanne,

    I no longer code radiology, I code general surgery. 400/8 hr. day was not that hard to meet. I am sure you will do fine with radiology coding/billing.

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    I am the Site Manager and have 7 certified coders and 2 certified auditors. We code for 125 physicians. The specialties run from Family Practice, Pediatrics, General Surgery, Cardiology, OB, Gyn, Internal Medicine, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Neurology, Nephrology, Mental health. Gastroenterology, Orthopedics, Podiatry, Chiropractics, PT, OT,Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Endocrinology, Rheumatology and Oncology

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