State Rollout Plans Already Underway: How to Prepare for After-Effects of Coding and Reimbursement while Managing Continual Updates for COVID-19
By Susan Gatehouse, RHIT, CCS, CPC, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Managing the after-effects of coding and billing as COVID-19 cases start to move through an organization’s billing cycle, while maintaining up-to-date information, could prove challenging.
With ever-changing coding and billing updates, it is difficult not to anticipate a surge of denied claims, or an increase in inaccurately paid claims, related to coding and billing for COVID-19 patients.
Identifying a team of content experts to attack coding and billing of the virus will be key ─ All COVID-19 coder teams have experts that can interpret the nuances of COVID-19 coding and documentation. For large organizations with multiple hospitals under various levels of management, it may be helpful to implement a weekly COVID-19 call for collaboration of COVID-19 coding and billing challenges, as well as to promote consistency among hospitals.
In an article published in ICD-10 Monitor-News, Axea’s CEO, Susan Gatehouse provides a careful analysis of challenges and effective solutions in ensuring accurate coding and addressing remedies to avoid potential issues to arise resulting in lost revenue, caused from the COVID-19 crisis.
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