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• Using Outdated Codes (such as the ICD-9 codes)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.
APS Medical Billing has more than doubled our collections since we started our relationship with them. Not only are they aggressive and good at what they do, they are also professional and easily accessible.