H.I.M. ON CALL Launches Dual Coding Service To Help Hospitals Prepare For ICD-10
ALLENTOWN, Pa., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- H.I.M. ON CALL, a technology-driven outsourced services company for health information management (HIM), coding and revenue cycle, announces the availability of its dual coding services for hospitals migrating from ICD-9 to ICD-10. Dual Coding is a precursor to end-to-end testing of ICD-10. Payers want to test with providers that can submit ICD-10 codes. The new, dual coding service from H.I.M. ON CALL provides the people, processes and technology required for dual coding and supports ICD-10 testing with payers. The announcement was made by Manny Pena, RHIA, President, H.I.M. ON CALL.
Expert, outsourced coders from H.I.M. ON CALL perform ICD-10 coding via remote or onsite options; allowing the hospitals' internal coding team to focus on day-to-day production or ICD-10 training, education and ramp-up. The firm generates dual coding data output and analytics to identify gaps in clinical documentation for ICD-10. Back-up ICD-9 coding services are also available.
"Dual Coding's data and analytics support our customers' clinical documentation improvement (CDI) ramp-up for ICD-10," explains Pena. Specific documentation weaknesses and target areas for revenue loss under ICD-10 are identified. Some of the features of the new dual coding service include:
- Perform dual coding (ICD-9 and ICD-10) for up to one year prior to October 1, 2014.
- Support end-to-end testing initiatives by providing ICD-10 coded cases.
- Provide monthly summary, data and analytics of CDI issues (ICD-9 and ICD-10).
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