The financial risk associated with the assignment of ICD-10 diagnosis codes to DRGs can be significant. Nearly all aspects of your operation will be affected, but one of the greatest impacts is
the potential DRG shift assignments between ICD-9 and their corresponding ICD-10 claims. To tackle this challenge, leveraging analytics can help you strategize your contract negotiations for reimbursement, coder education, and physician training to survive and thrive in an ICD-10 environment.
Key Takeaways from this Webinar Include:
- The importance of identifying DRG shifts and risk areas associated with ICD-10 by physician and service line
- Leveraging areas of high financial risk to focus existing Clinical Documentation Improvement programs
- Dual coding high risk charts in both ICD-9 and ICD-10
- Advising Template Upgrades in the EHR
***There is a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
Angela Bauer, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P
Enterprise Coding Director
Angela Bauer is currently responsible for managing all inpatient, outpatient and physician office coding services for Meriter Health. She currently is leading the ICD-10 transition project and is a member of the Medical Coding Advisory Committee. In her past she has served as a Regional Vice President for Vanguard Health Chicago where she managed the HIM functions including clerical, coding, transcription, and tumor registry for four hospitals in the area with a team of over 100 employees. She is an active member of AHIMA, WHIMA, ILHIMA, CHIMA, a Certified Coding Specialist, and a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Office making her an expert in this field.
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