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The implementation of ICD-10 in October 2015 brought many changes to the coding profession. Healthcare organizations assumed that ICD-10 coding productivity and quality rates would fall below those seen with ICD-9. Early on, this prediction proved accurate. However, within the first year of implementation, coding quality steadily increased and came close to matching previous ICD-9 rates.
A recent survey of HIM professionals confirms what KIWI-TEK coding experts already know—electronic health record (EHR) implementations trigger medical record coding backlogs. During the November 2017 survey, challenges associated with EHR implementation and integration were cited as the top HIM concern by 35 percent of respondents. Specific issues included data integrity, EHR coding workflows, diverse systems and technology changes.
Complex inpatient encounters often involve new, experimental surgical procedures. Most common in academic medical centers, these cases create hurdles for coders and coding management. Managers may need to forego the push for productivity while coding professionals take time to conduct research, ask questions and assign the correct codes.