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Best practice indicates that a majority of documents and physician documentation will be electronic and CAC will be in place
prior to ICD- 10. Cecelia Hilerio, RHIT, director of HIM at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Hospital, has used CAC for three
years and agrees the technology will “ideally be implemented
prior to attempting the ICD- 10 conversion.” In her experience, it
is the logical precursor to ICD- 10 from a systems and personnel
Any steps taken today to assess
and re-engineer coding workflow
will save time and relieve stress in
2013, when it will be “all hands on
deck” for ICD- 10.
5. Engineer the Process
The final step is to proceed with workflow re-engineering and
technology implementation. Any steps taken today will save
time and relieve stress in 2013, when it will be “all hands on
deck” for ICD- 10. HIM professionals should waste no time taking even small steps. In essence, a coding workflow re-engineering project conducted now is a drill-down into the changes
needed for ICD- 10. It is an open door to evaluate processes and
Second, it is important to understand and take advantage of
every technological capability in support of the coding process.
Many of the newer EHR and CAC systems offer complex routing, work queues, triggers, and alerts to improve communications and eliminate bottlenecks between coding professionals
and the various feeder systems and departments. Future systems will contain even greater opportunities to electronically
route and process information.
Finally, ICD- 10 is an overarching data management issue that
will not be solved with a single technology or system. It extends
well beyond coding workflows. Data management is a long-term process to improve the data upon which healthcare makes
better patient care decisions. Identifying the synergies involved
among all the stakeholders in the coding process is crucial to
attaining this goal. ¢
1. Cannon, Jan, and Susan Lucci. “Transcription and EHRs:
Benefits of a Blended Approach.” Journal of AHIMA 81, no.
2 (Feb. 2010): 36–40.
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