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The ICD-10 coding classification system was given a recent reprieve of an additional year for preparations by healthcare providers. By October 1, 2015, all healthcare providers must be fully ready to code, bill, and index medical information in the new coding classification system. This is causing stress and anxiety in most, but for a few, there is a positive side the transition.

Changing the culture of an organization, and the mindsets of clinicians and staff at all levels, is not to be underestimated. Indeed, the entire notion of coding, documenting, and diagnosing to the greatest detail possible using ICD-10 is going to present everyone with a challenge. The new ICD-10 has five times the number of diagnostic codes as its predecessor. This alone can be daunting.

Some professionals in the medical records and coding departments are quite excited about learning the new process. They are eager for the detailed specificity which means easier coding.

According to the theory of change management, “the general school of thought is that the most-effective and longest-lasting change is achieved through a behavioral norm-based strategy, with effectiveness decreasing with incentive-based, sanction-based, and adoption-based strategies.”

The key here is to work side by side with those who will bear the greatest burden of change with the ICD-10: the clinicians. Finding ways of integrating the least possible disruption into their workflows, whether or not you have an electronic health record (EHR), will require a collaborative approach by everyone.

The most important aspect of the ICD-10 change is the culture of the organization to adapt to a new way of doing work. In order to work collaboratively with the clinicians and staff, everyone needs to understand the whole dilemma. This will require training, education, and practice. And more practice.

The medical industry is struggling with the sense of reprieve and therefore procrastination has a great opportunity to take over. It is better to learn ICD-10, truly understand the impact and what it means, and get used to it rather than trying to change an entire organizational culture at the last minute.

We recommend machine-assisted indexing, such as that provided through Access Integrity. By providing training and quality assurance services, Access Integrity reduces the risk of coding errors and incorrect tags. Access Integrity is fully ANSI compliant and can help reduce costs in the workflow.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Integrity, delivering advanced technology solutions for full and complete compliant processing of medical transactions to the healthcare industry.

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“At Mildred Elley, we believe everyone deserves an opportunity to achieve an education, and this is particularly important for our war veterans who are facing a tough job market as they retire from the military or finish their deployment,” says, Faith Takes, President of Mildred Elley School. “I am so pleased that our online division can now offer educational benefits that can improve the quality of life for military members, veterans, and their families.”

Mildred Elley’s online programs also offer flexibility that often allow you to train at your own pace. This means that you decide when to study, for how long and where. Even those who could attend college courses geared to working adults may find it difficult to attend in-person classes in the evenings. So attending courses at an online career college, like Mildred Elley makes sense for individuals with a busy lifestyle.

If you’d like to learn more about how Mildred Elley’s online college programs in medical transcription, physician based billing and coding, non-medical transcription, hospital based coding, and more, contact one of our admissions representatives today at (888) 817-1224.

In addition to Mildred Elley’s online division, all of Mildred Elley’s career programs are approved for VA Education Benefits! To learn more or find a campus near you go to http://bit.ly/1quNhV4.


 

Empire Education Corporation owns and operates Mildred Elley-Albany, NY, Mildred Elley-New York, NY, Mildred Elley-Pittsfield, MA, and Austin’s School of Spa Technology-Albany, NY. Mildred Elley has been educating the Capital District for over 90 years, Pittsfield, MA for over 20 years and New York City for over three years. Initially, Mildred Elley was an all-female school, but is now coeducational and teaching women and men the most highly desired career fields in business and technology, digital media arts, health and wellness and early childhood education. Austin’s School of Spa Technology (formerly, Austin Beauty School) has been educating beauty professionals in the Capital District for over 80 years. Its programs include cosmetology, barbering, esthetics, nail technology and make up artistry. For program details and disclosures visit www.mildred-elley.edu/disclosures.

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