HIM Scene, a leading industry blog for health information management professionals, recognizes the need to carefully weigh outsourced coding options in a post ICD-10 environment in their October post. With 70 percent of outsourcing clients expected to extend current outsourcing contracts through 2020 , now is the time to re-evaluate coding partnerships with a careful eye on privacy, security and quality.
In this HIM Scene article, Sarah Humbert, RHIA, ICD-10 AHIMA Certified Trainer, Coding and Compliance Manager for KIWI-TEK, lists the common concerns reported by hospitals and health systems using offshore coding services:
Humbert suggests HIM professionals carefully explore, vet and secure detailed service level agreements before even considering the offshore option. Three important caveats are provided.
Read the complete HIM Scene article to learn more.