Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) March 26, 2011
As part of the contract, DOMA subject matter experts will provide a weeklong, onsite training program for 30 medical coders. The training will focus on teaching Coders the National Coding and DoD Standards. The course will also provide the trainee's with the necessary Continuing Education Units (CEU's) required for coder recertification. One complete day of training will focus on preparing for ICD-10 implementation.
"This project award is a great continuation of the partnership between DOMA and medical coding within the Army's Medical Command" commented DOMA Senior Vice President Wayne DeAtley. DOMA currently conducts medical coding remotely for the Fort Irwin and Fort Wainwright and has previously helped improve the Army's CARA audit from 74% - 95% as part of as project with PASBA, AMMED.
As part of the PASBA project DOMA consistently proved their ability and skill for coding /auditing /training and proven by dramatic improvements of the CARA audit results. DOMA streamlined the remote Coding/Auditing Process for the US Army using the latest tools available to coordinate and expedite the monthly coding audit of over 22,000 records. Integral to the Army CARA Audit was establishing and implementing the "mediation process" which included feedback between the remote auditors, PASBA staff, and the specific MTF staff members concerned with coding audit results. This process helped to reconcile findings and disagreements between the site, the contractor, and PASBA. Education and training were provided each month based on the CARA audit results. Simply listing the codes was not the end result. DOMA did not just provide an auditing service that performed above average but also provided a "mediation process" which was an important part of improving the overall audit results of the Army by as much as 35% at some locations.
"The ability for DOMA to conduct high value, low cost training for the entire MHS will become more important as the timeline for ICD-10 implementation get's shorter" said Richard Vander Burg, DOMA's Director of Healthcare Services. "The initial transition to ICD-10 has the potential to create a dramatic slowdown in coder performance based on the increased complexity of the coding structure. The only way to hedge against the immediate and long term loss of productivity is through the training of coders in workshops like these" continues Vander Burg.
DOMA has also established remote coding as a viable solution for the Army at both Fort Irwin and Fort Wainwright. DOMA is a Department of Defense Certified Business to Business (B2B) provider which allows DOMA direct remote access to necessary systems via a secure VPN code just as if the coder were sitting within the MTF.
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