Health Information Management

The coder’s new role in the revenue cycle

Briefings on Coding Compliance Strategies, March 1, 2009

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Complete and accurate code assignment requires a thorough review of clinical information, physician medical record documen¬tation, and follow-up queries, when necessary. But the business of coding is changing.

As coding has transitioned from a task to a role, cod¬ing professionals’ jobs have shifted. Coders must now possess more clinical knowledge, acumen, and intuition, and they must have more drive to identify missing or in¬adequate documentation. As coding becomes more inte¬grated into the revenue cycle, coders must perform their jobs faster and more efficiently than ever before.

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