The success implementation of the CAC resulted in the following:
- No additional coders were required to support ICD-10 coding
- External coding services were not engaged
- Resulted in a decreasing trend in the volume of codes suggested by the CAC requiring coder revision
- All clinical and financial indicators stemming from coding were maintained to, and in some cases improved beyond, ICD-9 levels
As project managers, i3 is prepared to assist organizations in the research, selection, implementation and ongoing results improvement opportunities related to installing computer-assisted coding.