Inaccurate coding causes compliance issues, more denials, lost revenue, and negative patient experiences. More precise and accurate information from the onset sets the stage for correct billing, cleaner claims, and fewer denials.
Coding has become an essential skill for patient access, in light of the surge in claims denials occurring due to the switch to ICD-10. This article will discuss steps patient access can take to ensure correct coding.
While the purpose of ICD-10 is to improve clinical communication and accuracy, it will require more precise documentation of clinical care. Clinicians received vital tips on how to integrate the new coding in their family planning practices at the recent Contraceptive Technology Quest for Excellence conference in Atlanta.