Coding Compliance Blog

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Growth in the Clinical Documentation Improvement Profession?

ICD-10 continues to morph healthcare operations. We’ve seen the increased demand for coding professionals to include an additional 23% demand on top of a 30% deficit before ICD-10 was even considered (see State of HIM report). Now an in-depth article has been made available through the Online Research Journal that provides a great deal of information on the growth of the Clinical Documentation Specialist (CDS) profession.

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Getting the Landing Gears Down for ICD-10-CMS/PCS Arrival

With the recent announcement from AHIMA that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has confirmed to hold firm on the October 1, 2014 date for ICD-10, we look to be cleared for landing! Despite the American Medical Association’s best efforts to convince CMS to abandon the conversion, the announcement should be viewed as a clear signal to everyone that you better have everything in place to get the job done and make touchdown on October 1, 2014.

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