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What is Medical Coding? - Coding and OASIS Review Services

With the implementation of ICD-10 have we seen an increase in patient outcomes?

 

ICD-10

Since the implementation of ICD-10 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on October 1, 2015 have we seen an increase in the shear number of procedural and diagnosis codes. Currently, there are 68,000 ICD-10-CM codes and 87,000 ICD-10-PCS codes compared to 14,000 ICD-9-CM codes and 4,000 ICD-9-PCS codes available (ACR, 2012). Medical coding is the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes. The diagnoses and procedure codes are taken from medical record documentation, such as transcription of physician’s notes, laboratory and radiologic results, etc. (AAPR, 2017). But, have we seen an increase in patient outcomes?

Quality Outcomes Matter

Luckily for our clients, Select Data had been preparing for the ICD-10 increase of codes months prior to the implementation. In addition, our professional medical coders & billers have an average of 8+ years of Coding experience. Furthermore, the Select Data Coding and  OASIS Review service improved revenue for our clients on average of 6% and a reported 40% reduction rate in hospital readmissions.

Our Process

It is not enough to review the entire integrated OASIS assessment for completeness and conguency. We query the agency clinician on incongruencies between the physician orders, clinical record and patient’s condition. Our process changes the behavior because we engage the clinician when suggesting changes. So that you can focus on patient outcomes.

Our Motto

Driving outcomes guided by compassion, values and a sense of stewardship.


We help you focus on patient outcomes. Check out our Coding and OASIS Assessment review services today!

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References

AAPC (2017). What is Medical Coding? Retrieved from: https://www.aapc.com/medical-coding/medical-coding.aspx

American College of Radiology (2012). Prepare Now for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Implementation. Retrieved from: https://www.acr.org/Advocacy/Economics-Health-Policy/Billing-Coding/Prepare-Now-for-ICD10

 

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