Technology is transforming risk adjustment, just like it is every other part of society. Instead of people traveling to physicians’ offices and physically scanning their records, technology can secure charts quickly and invisibly. Instead of coders thumbing through thousands of pages of patient charts, technology can identify potential HCCs without a human lifting a finger. And technology can report out HCC information with accuracy and detail.
Yet this new technology cannot replace coders. Like any other tool, it needs guidance, subject matter expertise, and oversight. Coders oversee the technology’s results, and serve as important reviewers of its work. In short, coders manage the technology.
But this management and reviewing role is a different one than coders have traditionally had. Stepping into this role means embracing new workflows and negotiating new systems. This level of change can, but doesn’t need to be, an obstacle to technology adoption. Coders and technology together can make risk adjustment more accurate than ever before.
Join this webinar to learn more about how technology is changing risk adjustment coding and what it means for coders.