BC Advantage - 2015 Issue 5

ICD-10 Readiness Step 5: Getting Paid Equals Increased Documentation

There's a saying that medical coders have that will be important for all healthcare providers to remember once ICD-10 takes effect:  If you didn't document it, you can't bill for it. In fact, this saying better become the motto of your entire practice during the process of achieving ICD-10 readiness.  At the end of the day, you just cannot document enough, even if it seems a bit arbitrary to the physician. The most important nuisance to avoid during the ICD-10 transition is an abundance of rejected claims. This can be detrimental to the entire practice.  Nothing is...

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