Expert: Centralize Coding, Scanning into HIM Functions

Health information managers should consolidate coding of certain physician claims, and possibly all claims, to prevent coding disparities that result in denied claims, and scanning should also be centralized so patients and physicians have access to the data they need, writes AHIMA past president Rose Dunn, chief operating officer of First Class Solutions. “HIM needs to be the champion that gets the doctors out of the coding business and into the documentation business,” Dunn writes.

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