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IMPLEMENTATION OF ICD-10 will literally change how we provide healthcare services in the United States.  At all levels of care -- from a visit with your primary care physician, to picking up a prescription, to getting a lab test or an x-ray, to going to the Emergency Department, to getting an outpatient service, to getting surgery -- EVERYTHING changes!  


International Classification of Disease - 10th edition -- was implemented throughout the world several years ago.  All countries reported substantial lower coder productivity rates, of 50-70% for several years.  Canada states that coder productivity has not returned to pre-ICD10 levels yet.

Lower coder productivity in the United States will result in lower reimbursement due to longer claims processing time, mistakes on both the provider side and the payer side, documentation which does not support the more-specific ICD-10 coding, and finally -- not having nurses involved at every phase.

Coding starts with documentation -- which is mostly "electronic healthcare records" -- which starts with a physician's order and culminates with nursing documentation.   THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE EASY -- and no provider of care will be able to implement ICD-10 without nursing assessment, input and assistance.  ALL NURSES SHOULD START TRAINING IN ICD-10 NOW.  

What is he difference between a Certified RN-Coder and a 

Certified RN-Auditor?

 

A Certified RN-Coder reviews prospectively to assure all coding going OUT from a facility or provider is CORRECT and DOCUMENTED.  Remember from nursing school, if you didn't chart it, you didn't do it!  Most CRN-Cs code what they know clinically, such as for the ED, the cardiac cath. lab, the ambulatory surgery, etc.

 

Certified RN-Auditors review a provider's medical documentation retrospectively, working either for hospitals or insurers, maybe government agencies, checking that the coded charges submitted were actually performed exactly how they were coded. Otherwise, it's fraud.

 

Different employers, depending on whether they are providers, facilities, insurers or government agencies, will add to these basic job descriptions.