Relieving A Practice’s ICD-10sion
Given the complexity associated with ICD-10, physician charge capture — the source of most of a practice’s revenue — in an ICD-10 world must have three key attributes to ensure a smooth start to an organization’s revenue cycle. Charge capture must be:
Tailored — The system exposes only relevant codes to physicians in a particular specialty or department, and provides fine-tuned code edits.
Flexible — The system lets physicians enter charges on the device of their choice – a computer in the office or at home, a smartphone in the car, a tablet anywhere – and gives physicians the ability to use familiar clinical terminology to look up codes.
Straightforward — The system is seamlessly integrated into physicians’ workflow via the EHR, and into the finance staff’s workflow via the billing system, necessitating fewer clicks, taps and swipes by all users.
Charge capture systems with these three attributes will go a long way toward relieving the ICD-10sion of physicians, billers and coders.