Top 10 Tips for ICD-10

As seen on our Facebook page, we’ve condensed the ICD-10 transition into 10 helpful tips that we will reveal each week beginning on June 29, 2015. You can see a new tip, here, each week. Check back often to see them all!

 

#1 Leverage ADVOCATE’s ICD-10 Expertise to Ensure Your Success.
ADVOCATE’s coders are ICD-10 certified! Certification requires a higher level of understanding of medical terminology and technical skill. Education of staff is key and at ADVOCATE, we’re educated! More Questions? Ask them here. We hope you found all these tips helpful and informative!


#2 “The Devil is in the Details.” Accurate and Specific Documentation Prevents Denials.
Radiologists will need to be more even more specific in their documentation. Education of the ordering physician and technologist is crucial! More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for the final tip!


#3 ADVOCATE e-News Keeps You Informed on the Latest ICD-10 Updates.
Subscribe to ADVOCATE’s e-news to stay educated on all pertinent industry information that you may be missing. More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for #2!


#4 Check Your Order Forms & Patient Intake Forms For Information Gaps.
Hospital ordering systems, physician order forms, and patient intake forms should be evaluated to make sure sufficient information is gathered to meet ICD-10 requirements. More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for #3!


#5 Educate Staff to Properly Gather ICD-10 Information
Education of the radiologist’s staff who care for the patient is crucial in gathering the additional details required by ICD-10. More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for #4!


#6 Identify Risk Areas That Cause Denials and Encourage Additional Documentation From Staff
Make sure to identify the “risk areas” of your radiology group. We recommend you then develop documentation tools that will encourage the additional documentation that ICD-10 requires. More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for #5!


#7 Work Alongside Hospital Partners & Referrers To Increase Success
Radiology groups are encouraged to participate in educational opportunities and task forces within their hospitals and facilities. More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for #6!


#8 Utilize Additional PACS Features for Documentation Requirements
Radiology groups should review the reporting options available on PACS and then determine if there is additional patient documentation that can be made. More Questions? Ask them here. See you next week for #7!


#9 Last Chance for the ICD-10 Webinar is July 9 – Don’t Miss It!
Attend the ICD-10 Webinar (July 9th) hosted by ADVOCATE to fully understand the new ICD-10 requirements and make sure you are getting the proper reimbursement for your services. Register today at: http://ow.ly/Pexph and ask any other questions you may have right here on this page. See you next week for #8!


#10  Analyze Frequent Diagnosis Codes for Reporting Errors
Identifying frequently used diagnosis codes for information gaps and errors will help decrease denials.


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