The integration of ICD-10 codes throughout your organization is essential in not only meeting requirements for billing, but more importantly, provides insight in delivering the highest level of “quality healthcare.” Understanding the ICD-10 codes, and how they can impact all of healthcare, is a necessity for any healthcare professional services provider.
The Problem Hospitals have an obligation to administer superior care to patients that can only be achieved with qualified physicians who are properly privileged. This can be quite complex in a hospital-system environment, as privileges do not necessarily carry across the entire system; creating an overwhelming and staggering load for staff.
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Did you know Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) make up approximately 60% of the healthcare workforce?1 That’s over 6 million providers of the 11 million in our healthcare workforce with more than 85 distinct occupations exclusive of physicians and nurses.2 AHPs are experts in a multitude of therapeutic, diagnostic and preventative settings that include everything from disease prevention to rehabilitation and they, like physicians, need to be granted privileges to work in a healthcare setting.
Does your privileging system and process meet The Joint Commission (TJC) Standards? It’s important to note TJC doesn’t recognize the concept of core privileges nor do they recommend any specific format.
Integrating ICD 10 codes throughout your organization is essential in not only meeting requirements for billing, but more importantly, can provide insight in delivering the highest level of “quality healthcare”. Understanding the ICD 10 codes, and how they can impact all of healthcare, is a necessity for any health care professional or medical services provider.
Managing the Privileging Process Nothing will close a Medical Staff Services (MSS) department down faster than privilege requests that are behind the approval process. Managing a privileging process using paper reminders and copies of documents (that may or may not be current) is burdensome on medical staff.