ICD-10 is here. Your organization’s coder productivity and DFNB have remained stable. You’ve had a few technical glitches and maybe a few denials. The transition to ICD-10 must have gone smoothly, right? Not necessarily.

How do you know whether your coding accuracy took a hit?
Consider establishing a process for auditing and monitoring using these tips:

Go back to audit basics.
Focus on coding specificity.
Be flexible as new ICD-10 guidance is published.
Conduct through assessment of your coding management and staff
Strengthen external auditing relationships.

To learn more about the importance of auditing in ICD-10, click here.