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ICD-10-CM/PCS: Assess coder productivity and clinical knowledge

HIM Briefings, July 1, 2011

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Coding productivity will decrease at least initially­ with the switch to ICD-10-CM/PCS. Coders will also­ need complete, accurate documentation to take advantage of the new code set's increased specificity. So HIM and coding managers need to know how productive their coders are and the extent of their clinical knowledge­ base, as well as how accurately and completely physicians are documenting.

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