Why is clinical documentation and good medical coding important?

As we are heading towards ICD 10 implementation process, following steps will help the providers to maximize the insurance reimbursement:

  • Documentation supports coding which is the basis of correct revenue and reimbursement. Otherwise a practice could be losing revenue
  • Documentation is necessary for complying with quality measures
  • Quality information supports care management and making sure protocols are followed
  • Proper documentation supports proper payment and reduced denials
  • Captures the level of risk and severity
  • Patients deserve to have accurate and complete documentation of their conditions
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