Friday, June 12, 2009

The parallel universes of clinical documentation and administrative documentation

When it comes to honest to goodness clinical documentation doctors are pretty good. But when it comes to administrative “clinical” documentation it’s a different world, and docs need some help. Administrative documentation is based on the decades obsolete ICD 9 codes and is used to determine hospital reimbursement.

Via ACP Hospitalist blog.

1 comment:

Chuck Brooks said...

Not to worry! The new Health Information Technowhizbang will solve this problem as well. Just don't look behind the curtain.
Chuck Brooks
FutureWare SCG