Posted by SARAH HUMBERT, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA CERTIFIED TRAINER, CODING AND COMPLIANCE MANAGER, KIWI-TEK, LLC | March 2018
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.