Coding for Emergency Department Encounters -- Is it really a straightforward proposition?
BY SUSAN GATEHOUSE, RHIT, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-APPROVED ICD-10/PCS TRAINER
Think that coding for emergency department encounters is a straightforward proposition? Well, think again.
Much is demanded of ED coders, including the ability to quickly interpret key elements in physician documentation and make accurate code assignments — all while meeting lofty productivity expectations. Missteps in the fast-paced, high-volume ED environment can lead to significant impacts on billing, reimbursements, and even patient care.
Learn More on how to get equipped to confront the complexities of ED coding, including key differences between facility and professional coding, and learn how to avoid common mistakes that put revenue and compliance at risk.
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