Computer Assisted Physician Documentation Software Makes Things Easier
Over a year has passed since healthcare professionals first had to adapt to the latest International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – 10 (ICD-10) set of codes. The transition was not without its challenges. Several thousands of new codes were suddenly a required part of the nationwide billing system. Many believed this would disrupt revenue, if not outright lead to the foreclosure of healthcare facilities throughout the country. As it turns out, nothing quite so severe ever occurred. But that’s not to say the transition has been particularly easy either. The great challenge comes in education and literacy of the new codes.
But this is simply a phase. It’s only a matter of time before new technology becomes the custom. And when this happens, coding for reimbursement will become a far smoother and less painful process. With everyone familiar with the technology, coders can determine the risk adjustment factor score with real time CDI. This will cut out hours, sometimes even months of tedious, and now, unnecessary processing.
The sick people of America deserve the best care that we can give them. And they don’t deserve to go broke in pursuit of quality care. Furthermore, physicians, clinicians, coders, documentation specialists, and other healthcare professionals don’t deserve to suffer either due to poorly structured billing practices. With the right Computer Assisted Physician Documentation (CAPD) software, we can forget about these burden entirely. It’s only simply a matter of time and making a cohesive effort among everyone in the group.
Hiteks Solutions offers clinical documentation improvement software designed to make patient, doctor, coder and the billing department’s communication more accessible and less time consuming than ever. For more information, give their office a call at 212-920-0929.