Coding Physician Query | Prepare for ICD-10
Streamlining Communication between Doctors and Coders
Simplifying the collaboration between coding professionals and physicians is increasingly important as hospitals focus on improving the processes involved in recognizing revenue. Many applications exist which enable coding professionals to process hundreds of medical records per day.
Need for Physician Query
Often, the process breaks down when the medical documentation is unclear and the coder needs additional information to complete the coding accurately. Many organizations have developed a form-based procedure for the physician query process. Often the form is a paper form that is manually completed, routed, and at some point scanned or otherwise archived into the medical record.
ICD-10 | More Codes Equals More Bottlenecks
When ICD-10 is launched in October of 2014, the number of codes will increase dramatically. This will only compound the bottleneck of communication between doctors and coders who rely on manual processes. Fortunately FormFast has a solution via the Coding Physician Query workflow application.
FastFlow gives both the coder and the physician one-click access to coding query eForms and dashboards, enabling each to work efficiently without having to search for the right forms.
The workflow application leverages the familiar look of a form as the user interface. These electronic forms support advanced features like dynamic calculations, and data integration to reduce the amount of information each user needs to enter, decreasing the opportunity for error. Other features include drop down lists and check boxes. And FastFlow provides digital signatures as well.
Valuable data is collected using FastFlow. This example shows a standard usage report that can be used to identify areas that may be causing a problem for coders or physicians. With this knowledge you can quickly add new documentation to the procedure or provide more training to the people involved.
FastFlow is a system that shortens the overall revenue recognition cycle by automating the physician query process it:
- Provides instant delivery
- Shortens revenue cycle timeline
- Lowers your discharged not final billed days
- Provides standard controlled formats for queries
- FastFlow integrates with records systems
- Captures data that would otherwise be lost
- Helps eliminate coding queries
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