Health Care Providers – Don’t Delay Your Transition to ICD-10 Due to Recently Announced ACA Mandate Date Changes

The White House recently announced that the implementation of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act would be delayed until 2015. These provisions affect only companies’ mandate to provide coverage to their employees.  But this does not change the need for health care providers to prepare themselves for the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

Automation will help hospitals and private practices transition to the new coding system, but it is critical for the staff to understand the role that their clinical documentation and decision making plays in the revenue cycle. The human element of this process is extremely important when it comes to improving documentation and implementing ICD-10-CM/PCS.

At Health Systems Management Network, Inc. we have at least 25 years of experience in various niches of the medical coding and billing arena. We have successfully worked with the best hospitals and private practices in the country, and we have gathered advice and learned from the best Clinicians. Our job is not just to work with our clients on improving clinical documentation, but to also engage the staff and work with them during transition phases.

We have been in business for almost 30 years and in that time we have learned that there is a large gap between the way that Clinicians think and the language that they use which is critical to ensuring that claims are clean and paid. In our consulting work, we lead hospitals and private practices in a direction that helps to close that gap.

Our Team has worked with Clinicians in every discipline so we are able to work closely with them and in a way that is comfortable and familiar to them. We watch how their cases evolve from a clinical and documentation standpoint, and we enable them to increase the accuracy of their clinical documentation and professional fee billing, and ensure that they are able to recover the maximum reimbursements for their services.

We have been developing our methodologies for nearly 30 years and we have worked with virtually every type of hospital and private medical practice. Give us a call to learn more about how we do our work and what we can do for you. Our offices can be reached at 866-908-4226 or you can fill out our contact form.