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.
Is this something you are considering for your facility? If so, I think you would value the virtual roundtable I hosted with three HIM leaders who have led the charge in this area. The roundtable, entitled Bringing Phyisican Practice Coding Under the HIM Umbrella, was published int the Septebmer issue of the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association (JAHIMA).
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