The Importance of Coding Quality Measurement Standardization

As healthcare moves into an era of highly scrutinized data that is reflective of the quality of care provided, it is in the best interest of healthcare professionals to adopt standardized coding processes and best practices for quality measurement. The article below provides a framework example for reporting root causes of coding variations, survey results on underlying causes, and methods for reporting coding accuracy.  Promoted within are the goals of consistent, reliable data and background information on implementing standardized coding quality measurement to obtain these goals.

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