Care Communications, Inc. Consultant Reviews Native ICD-10 Coding and the Impact on Data Testing and Analysis

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Health care facilities should use native ICD-10 coding as part of their implementation plans.

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Native ICD-10 coding should be a prominent part of any ICD-10 implementation plan prior to the October 1, 2014 launch of the new coding classification system. Lisa Fink, a senior health information management (HIM) consultant at Care Communications, Inc. writes in a recent post on the Care Communications Blog that the testing and analysis of data is another important reason to natively code in ICD-10, and outlines important considerations for internal and external testing.

Read the full post, titled “Native ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding – Testing and Analysis” by following this link:

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Lisa Fink, MBA, RHIA, CPHQ, has extensive experience in ICD-10 assessment and preparation, HIM, quality improvement and information technology. She has performed multiple ICD-10 engagements that include readiness assessments and implementation planning. She has also supported hospital coding functions and post "go live" system implementations through interim management.

About Care Communications, Inc.

Care Communications, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader in health information management and has served the needs of leading health care organizations since 1976. Care Communications offers the industry’s most comprehensive suite of health information consulting and outsourcing services, including coding production, audits and education, ICD-10 transition, EHR data quality and integrity services, interim management, cancer registry, research services and leadership development. Care Communications has been a preferred health information management vendor for VHA/Novation since 2007 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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