A recent study by the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society reported that only 63% of ICD-10 coding is accurate. The study reported common trends that cost our clients both time and money. Below is a list of the most common mistakes reported:
• Using Outdated Codes (such as the ICD-9 codes)
• Coding with the diagnosis code but forgetting the procedure code (both are needed to ensure proper payment)
• Incorrectly transposing numbers and letters (attention to detail up front will prevent denials and refiling issues later)
• Leaving out laterality (which side of the body is affected) and specificity (Requiring these specific details is one of the major changes in ICD-10.)
APS has highly qualified coders that are trained and certified in the new ICD-10 coding. They work diligently to maximize reimbursements and profitability for our clients.