Gwinnett is in the early stages of its ICD-10 transition effort, Fowler says. "ICD-10 is not just about HIM, but the entire revenue cycle division," she says. Gwinnett has formed a multi-disciplinary group to monitor the transition, with representatives from information systems, patient accounting and revenue integrity, a department devoted to overseeing charge audits. "Revenue integrity is our first line of defense with insurance companies in case they are denying claims. But nobody can tell the potential impact on our revenue cycle from ICD-10 yet."
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