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MGMA insider: Medical coding essentials for the non-coder


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In this Industry Insights podcast, we talk with Jaci Johnson, president and owner with Practice Integrity on how diagnosis coding has become more important since the adoption of ICD-10.

The new code-set requires more specific diagnosis documentation for the patient. Capturing the detailed diagnosis codes are vital to defend the medical necessity and medical severity reflected in the procedural coding.

When the diagnosis codes and the procedurals codes do not support each other, it can lead to claim denials. Jaci offers her thoughts on what practices can do to improve diagnostic coding processes in medical practices to help reduce denials and discover additional revenue opportunities.


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