Coders and billers play an integral role in a health care team. Their contributions far exceed performing data entry. Often, these professionals catch missed opportunities for revenue and have good ideas for moving a practice forward to reach quality and profitability goals.
Place yourself in the following position: you are a coder for a multi-specialty group practice. The practice has a very collaborative environment, with a monthly team meeting of all staff (clinical and non-clinical). Management has asked for everyone to come to the meeting prepared with ideas for improving either quality or revenue in the practice.
What ideas do you have for improving quality or revenue, from your perspective as a coder?
All sizes of ideas are welcome! Small or large, they all have the potential to make a positive impact.
Briefly explain how your idea would be implemented (timeline, responsible parties, etc.)
Note: You will be assuming fictional information for your responses. This is an opportunity for you to be creative and think of the challenges and opportunities you might encounter in your future role as a coding and billing specialist.
To obtain satisfactory completion of the discussion, your initial post must address each component of the discussion board question by Wednesday at 11:59 PM Central Time.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.