Last month I focused on training practitioners in documenting appropriately for ICD-10 and ensuring that training is focused on the right specialty. I mentioned the template rebuilding necessary to support ICD-10 documentation requirements. Many of my hospital systems and physician practices are now beginning the template and workflow revisions. We don’t have much time left – only about 4-5 months to review, create, and/or rebuild workflows and templates. We also have to allow time for testing and revisions in addition to rebuilding.
The cost of medical care services is now up 6.5 percent from last September. The recently released Consumer Price Index, or CPI, did not exactly