For those who were not able to attend, here’s our five take-aways from the conference:
1) E-learning is hot! With the extensive amount of anatomy/physiology and ICD-10-CM/PCS training required – web based learning will be utilized by a majority of healthcare providers. Many vendors are offering courses and certification, and now is the time to identify your training needs.
2) The Affordable Care Act is certainly in the news. There is a lot of frustration obviously with the technical glitches, and it seems many Americans who already have insurance are taking a ‘stay put’ attitude. Still, confusion is prevalent for those trying to make new selections in the marketplace or from private insurers. If you have questions, send them to email@example.com
—we will do our best to help provide answers and provide a roadmap for choosing the right insurance.
3) Vendors seem to be ready for ICD-10, but I’m not so sure about the healthcare providers (hospitals or physician offices) who may still be running behind in their preparation – from taking inventory of systems, reports and interfaces—to actual baseline measurement of coding skills and training needs. If you need timely, focused help with ICD-10 planning, please give us a call at 708-352-3507.
4) Healthcare organizations are still struggling with their EHR vendor selections and subsequent functionality, or lack thereof. From our perspective, many of the issues are caused by inadequate workflow processes and/or the lack of document management software for capturing the full, legal health record. If you are feeling overwhelmed with a hybrid transition to a paperless environment, or can’t seem to put your arms around what a computer- assisted-coding (CAC) implementation should look like—we can help.
Be prepared with analytics! Knowledge is power. If you aren’t tracking your performance indicators in HIM – it’s time to start. Watch the HIMetrix® video at www.himentors.com
to find out why consistently measuring what you do is so important.