ICD-10 trained coders win Family Feud
Anything can happen in Vegas. This week, it was a group of professional coders from Iowa along with an AAPC representative winning a sponsored game of Family Feud.
Five of our 30 MediRevv ICD-10 coders attended HealthCon, the annual meeting held by AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders). We were there for learning, of course, but our competitive drive and heady knowledge of "all things ICD-10" took center stage one afternoon.
Feud topics and answers were all ICD-10 related, created from a coder survey, so while this appears to be all "fun and games," it is actually proof that our coders are trained to the highest standards. In fact, all of our coders (30 and counting) have received ICD-10-CM training and meet the proficiency guidelines that are required by their individual credential, and we believe yours should too.
Why? The impact of the implementation of ICD-10 will be felt almost immediately. Revenue cycles will slow, and unfortunately, some may grind to a halt as denials rise, stalling payments, and providers burn through their cash reserves quickly. Regardless of what anyone surmises regarding the October 2015 deadline, preparation today is a smart choice, and making sure you have access to ICD-proficient coders is one of the best ways to ensure your coding team is contributing positively to the bottom line.
Here are a few more tips about revenue-conscious coding, hot off our presses.
And, for good measure, here is Todd sporting the Coding Diva t-shirt he won. Congratulations to Todd and the rest of the team representing MediRevv: Kim, Amanda, Maria and Jeremy. You rocked it!