ICD-10 Case Dissection
Documentation will become critical with ICD-10
One of the largest problems following the October 1, 2014 implementation date for ICD-10 will
be documentation insufficient to support the specificity required for the new ICD-10
code sets. For many organizations, this has been forgotten among the other education, training, and
implementation objectives. A recent study evaluating the assessments of more than 3,000 medical records across the country revealed that on average, only 37% of the current physician documentation would support the newer standards that will be required by ICD-10.
If your office is fully prepared for ICD-10, but clinical documentation
has not improved, accurate coding and proper payment will not be possible. A behavioral
change in documentation habits for most providers will be necessary—and now is the time to start
A clinical documentation ICD-10 assessment will:
- Validate sufficient ICD-10 documentation
- Identify ICD-10 clinical documentation deficiencies.
- Identify ICD-10 training specific to your needs.
- Avoid an increase in denied or unbillable claims.
- Prevent an interruption in revenue.
ICD-10 Assessments start as low as $200 per provider