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.