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The Managed Coding Solution

Outsourcing coders, Cloud data storage, Software as a Service, and more.

The Managed Coding SolutionIndustry changes, such as the transition to ICD-10, continue to impact coder productivity, which has exacerbated this issue.

Simultaneously, a substantial amount of medical coders are entering retirement at a time when the demand for the medical coding labor force is expected to increase

Given this reality, it is evident that most facilities will need to maintain some level of outsourced coding over the long term.
Staff augmentation is typically used to meet short-term needs due to coder turnover, leaves of absence, or system conversions when the facility believes the need for additional resources is temporary.
With a managed coding solution, among other advantages, coding managers can perform quality audits until coders meet client standards. This oversight results in high quality coding and reduces the number of claim denials which maximizes revenue for the facility ultimately.
Long-term agreements also mean coders have time to reach full productivity and quality. Coders have the time to learn new systems, identify common coding scenarios, and learn the nuances of the particular hospital coding environment, which also leads to increased quality scores.

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