BC Advantage - 2018 Issue 9

Bilingual It Means Provider Care Language vs ICD 10 Language

Providers’ charts are being scrutinized to unprecedented levels. Understandably, the etiology is economic. As our country ages and technology advances, the cost of healthcare has reached its highest levels.According to the 2016 federal government budget statistics, U.S. healthcare costs were ranked as the number one expenditure at 28%.1For 2018, healthcare expenditure is estimated at 1.57 trillion dollars and will remain the largest percentage of the gross domestic product.2 For comparison, pensions and social security were second at 1.37 trillion, and education third at 1.1 trillion.2Payers need documentation to support that charges...

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