Coder Productivity in Today’s Environment
Strategies to Combat Challenges and Improve Efficiencies
AUDIO CONFERENCE ON CD OR ON-DEMAND
Sponsored by: Medical Records Briefing
Presented on Monday, June 27, 2011
Insufficient staffing and lack of resources continue to plague HIM departments while they also cope with a move to electronic records and ICD-10. These are just some of the reasons why coder productivity is changing, according to HCPro’s 2011 coder productivity survey.
Find out about the changes and how to handle them during this 90-minute audio. Our coding productivity experts will provide strategies to respond to the challenges identified in the survey.
They will also use a case study to demonstrate what one organization did to prepare for its coding staff to work remotely while avoiding productivity declines. They will also show you how this organization is preparing its coding team for ICD-10.
Note: This is an intermediate-level program.
At the end of the program you will be able to:
• Describe trends in coder roles and productivity
• Explain ways to improve productivity when implementing an EHR
• Describe the anticipated impact of ICD-10 on coder productivity
• Explain the effects of increased auditing and scrutiny on coding productivity
• Identify considerations when transitioning to a remote coding environment
TAKE A LOOK AT THE AGENDA:
- 2011 Coder productivity benchmark results
- Productivity in 2011
- Changes and trends
- Factors affecting productivity
- Managing productivity challenges and changes
- Electronic and hybrid records
- Increased auditing and quality scrutiny
- ICD-10 impact on Coding
- Case study: The impact on coding productivity in a remote environment
- Considerations when moving to a remote environment
- Lessons learned
- Preparing a remote coding team for ICD-10
- Position description changes
A question and answer session follows the presentation.
MEET THE SPEAKERS:
Deborah Beezley is the director of health information management inclusive of privacy and emergency management at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in St. Louis. She also has 20 years experience as a consultant in regulatory preparations, health care quality, and HIM. She is co-chair of the Missouri State HIM Task Force for ICD-10.
Rose T. Dunn, MBA, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, is a founder and chief operating officer of First Class Solutions, Inc. of St. Louis, MO. Her firm provides interim management services, operational guidance for HIM and revenue cycle departments, conducts coding compliance reviews, and works with organizations preparing for RACs/MICs, ICD-10, EHR selection, and meaningful use. She is a noted author and national speaker.
CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS
AAPC: This program has prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders for 1.5 Continuing Education Units. Granting of this approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the Academy of the program, content or the program sponsor.
AHIMA: This program has been approved for 1.5 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
In addition to the expertise and advice presented during this audio conference, you'll receive a slide presentation of the program materials and valuable takeaways, which you can use at your facility, including and The results of HCPro's 2011 Coder Productivity benchmark survey.
WHO SHOULD LISTEN?
HIM, coding, and revenue cycle director and managers/supervisors
Purchase a CD or an audio on-demand of the audio conference and listen when you can. It's also a perfect training tool for new staff or as a refresher for veteran staff.
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SOURCE CODE: EHCPR