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the nationally recognized leader in solutions for streamlining coding, regulatory and reimbursement processes, announced today that an analysis of 2002 Medicare inpatient data conducted with its Hospital INSIGHT(TM) analytical tool shows that the rate at which hospitals coded Complications & Comorbidities (CCs) in 2002 represents a three year high.
Previously, 'unit-of-use' sized vials and containers could not be effectively bar coded due to space constraints.
Customers tell us that backlog conditions, and the challenges involved in recruiting and training new coders, are putting hospitals at risk for increased claims denials, additional expense from resubmitting claims and even regulatory compliance problems -- all because records may be improperly coded by inexperienced and overburdened coders.