Numerous factors are escalating the risks related to patient record integrity and associated coding, billing and quality impacts, including:
- CMS and private payers are tightening coding specificity requirements
- CMS released more than 5,500 new codes on October 1, 2016
- Qualified resource shortages to support documentation and coding
- Ongoing confusion with HCC Coding (Hierarchical Condition Category)
The consequences could be serious; inaccurate documentation and coding leads to compromised quality, improper payments, high- ticket penalties, and poorer patient outcomes.
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