3 Ways to Improve Medical Coding Quality for Accurate Reimbursement
While some have said medical coding sits quietly in the middle of the healthcare revenue cycle, it is a key step that, when done inadequately, can impact each part of the revenue cycle after it.
Yet, hospital finance leaders identified clinical documentation and coding as their greatest revenue cycle vulnerability in 2019. Recent events like the COVID-19 pandemic and increases in value-based reimbursement have only made medical coding more vulnerable to lost or decreased revenue.
While some challenges with medical coding quality stem from the fact many medical coders work remotely, providers can still implement strategies to improve quality and ensure accurate reimbursement whether coders are in-house or working remotely.
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