Health Information Management

Set the bar with outpatient coding productivity standards

APCs Insider, July 3, 2009

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Establishing coding productivity standards is a necessary and challenging part of managing an efficient HIM department. Without standards, coders don’t know what directors and managers expect of them, and they don’t have a productivity goal to which they can aspire.
 
Seventy-three percent of the 215 respondents who participated in  HCPro’s April coding productivity survey said they have established a general coding productivity standard.
 
Continue reading “Set the bar with outpatient coding productivity standards” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in their July issue.



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