ICD-10 Implementation: How to Choose Your Coding Team Wisely

getting it rightThe coming implementation of ICD-10 looms large over the healthcare industry. With changes coming, healthcare providers need to be up to date when it come to filing claims. With the potential for your company's resources to be eaten up with managing the switchover, it makes sense to hire an expert coding team to manage your claims and billing. Choosing a coding team wisely requires that you consider certification, accuracy of knowledge and a track record of doing timely and successful work. Healthcare Information Services employs only the top coders in the industry to manage your transition to ICD-10 successfully.

Certification

While medical coders don't need to be certified to practice legally, you should always check to make sure they have have proper certification. Certified coders have had to pass exams in coding, anatomy and medical terminology, ensuring that they are the best at what they do. With ICD-10 coming, there is no reason to take a risk by hiring a team of non-certified coders. HIS' coders are all certified and take pride in doing their job to the highest standard of quality. When you assemble a team of certified coders, you can rest assured that they have the training and knowledge to file claims accurately and on time, potentially saving your company millions.

Current Knowledge

Being designated an expert is one thing, but coders also need to maintain relevance in their field. When you assemble your coding team, you should make sure that they have intimate knowledge of ICD-9, HCPCS and CPT coding books, as well as ICD-10. Having a team of medical coders who are familiar with the ins and outs of these standards, ensures that your claims will be processed properly and will be more likely to be approved. The medical coders employed by Healthcare Information Services are always up to date on the important knowledge in the field, including ICD-10.

Timely and Accurate Work

The only way you can really know if a team of medical coders does good work is by looking at their track record. The best medical coders have a history of filing claims on time and accurately for the best results possible. When you hire coders from HIS, you know that their team has a 98 percent claims rate, much higher than the industry average. Our expert team will deliver claims cleanly, ensuring fast payment and higher revenues for healthcare providers.


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