The landscape of physician coding changed dramatically in 2015 with the implementation of ICD-10 and MACRA. This coupled with the continued trend of health systems acquiring physican practices has put a greater emphasis on coding of professional services. These factors have contributed to many organizations choosing to integrate phyisican coding into their HIM department.
With 60% of the Merit-Based Incentive System (MIPS) score for providers coming from risk adjusted quality and resource use scores, it is critically important to accurately reflect the acuity of your patient population. Doing so will allow your quality and cost scores to accurately reflect the care provided by your physicians.