This is post 1 of a 10 post series on the top 10 reasons you should consider outsourcing your coding.
ICD-10 is coming! Are you ready? The October 1, 2015 deadline is approaching quickly
and to add to the mayhem the nation currently has about a 30% deficit of ICD-9 medical coders. But what about ICD-10 coders? Currently, medical coders using ICD-9 spend an average of 12-15 minutes per chart with a turnaround period of about 69 days. Once the implementation of ICD-10 occurs it is estimated that coders will spend an average of 33 minutes per chart with a turnaround period of about 139 days. Time lost means revenue lost. Without extensive preparation, the ICD-10 implementation will ensue losses for providers and physicians nationwide, not to mention the sky-rocketing of denied claims.
This is where outsourced medical coding comes into the equation. Outsourcing your medical coding to a team of highly experienced professional coders will eliminate the struggles and headaches that ICD-10 will bring. Relax, we got this. Make your transition smooth and let specialized coders take care of your medical coding so that you can focus on what you do best: providing each and every one of your patients with the individualized health care they deserve.
At Aviacode we take pride in our coders. Each and every one of our coders are AAPC or AHIMA certified with three or more years of experience and are required to pass specialty-specific exams. Alongside the nation’s finest coders, we offer our state of the art ProCoder™ coding platform that allows our coders to enhance their workflow with speed and ease.
We recently launched ICD-Advisor, an ICD-10-CM training solution to train and assist providers with hands on experience. ICD-Advisor is affordable, fast and individualized. It eliminates the need for hours of training and focuses on the ICD-9-CM codes that you use most to save you time.