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Coding Contest Finding 41% Outpatient Coder Accuracy Demonstrates the Need for Improvement

Posted by David Fong on Dec 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A recent nationwide ICD-10 coding accuracy and productivity contest by Central Learning demonstrates the fact that the medical coding industry still needs to greatly improve in order to achieve a respectable and acceptable ICD-10 and CPT coding accuracy level. Although there was a slight improvement in inpatient and emergency department accuracy, the ambulatory surgery accuracy score decreased. The average inpatient coder accuracy was 61 percent and the average outpatient coder accuracy was 41 percent.


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Topics: Medical Coding, HIM, Medical Coding Audits