CHICAGO (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
National health information consulting and staffing firm Care Communications, Inc. (CARE) announced the start of new ICD-10 Documentation and Financial Risk Assessment Services. The services are designed to assess clinical documentation problems and financial risks at hospitals and physician practices as they transition to the new coding classification system. The government has mandated that facilities must complete the transition by October 1, 2013.
CARE’s ICD-10 Documentation and Financial Risk Assessment Services provide a facility-specific analysis of clinical documentation deficiencies and how they will negatively impact revenue following ICD-10 implementation. The new ICD-10 services include:
- Utilizing the CARE I-10 Code Predictor technology, identification of all cases where 1:1 code mapping does not exist.
- Case by case review to validate documentation needs and determine the optimal clinical documentation improvement strategy.
- Determination of direct financial risk to the facility.
- Prioritization and recommendations for training needs for clinicians and coders to avoid compliance risks and financial losses.
“Nearly half of healthcare executives across the country are anticipating revenue loss from the ICD-10 implementation,” said Hal Walsh, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Care Communications. “Through a careful analysis of potential coding and documentation problems, associated financial risks can be mitigated. That’s why it’s important for hospitals and physicians to plan and prepare for ICD-10 now.”
For more information regarding ICD-10 services and preparation, contact Roberta Peters at
800-458-3544, extension 153 or rpeters(at)care(hyphen)communications(dot)com.
About Care Communications
Care Communications is a nationally recognized leader in health information management and has served the needs of leading healthcare organizations since 1976. It offers the industry’s most focused, effective and comprehensive suite of health information consulting and staffing services, including medical coding, cancer registry, EHR implementation, interim management, clinical research support and leadership development. Care Communications is the preferred health information vendor for VHA hospitals and has been an Elite Award winner as one of Chicago’s “101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” since 2008.
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