re: In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns
CAC technology is certainly going to play a crucial role in the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. It is a lot of new information for the coders to learn and with such a huge learning curve like the article says, coders could find themselves producing less and many may retire instead of having to tackle the changes. Even though outsourcing has negative connotations in peopleG«÷s views, many companies may find themselves having to do so and could discover that outsourcing coding services to younger coders trained in ICD-10 may be more profitable. By having technology and resources available to take care of the coding side, they would have more time to get the clinical side ready, and thus be more well prepared for the changes.
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