Title: Documentation Synergies: Transcription, Billing, and Coding
Presenter: Ann Minks
Date: June 23, 2016
Time: 1 PM Pacific/4 PM Eastern
CEC: 1 PD
In today's healthcare arena, it is becoming increasingly important to have a clear view of the "big picture" with regard to the interdependence of the Health Information Management disciplines of transcription, billing and coding. This is especially true since the implementation of ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. As healthcare budgets tighten and accurate, detailed documentation becomes increasingly important, knowledge and training in multiple areas of health care can improve employability and provide additional career opportunities.
This presentation will present a history of Health Information Management, where we are presently, and what opportunities lie ahead. The function of the areas of transcription, coding, and billing, the knowledge required to perform each discipline correctly, the expected end result and purpose, and how each one relies on the other to meet expectations will be discussed. Experienced healthcare documentation specialists and educators will better understand the importance of accurate documentation, how their training and experience can contribute to the documentation process, and also how they may transition to the medical coding arena.
- Understand the history of the Health Information Management field.
- Understand the parallel skills and knowledge base between transcription and coding.
- Understand the basic concept of ICD-10 and CPT coding as they apply to the revenue
- Understand the importance of documentation as it relates to billing and coding.
Ann Minks has worked and/or taught in the medical records/documentation field for over 25 years. She has taught medical transcription, medical coding, medical billing, and medical assisting administrative classes at multiple facilities and institutions. She is currently tenured faculty in charge of the medical administrative programs at Bellevue College (the largest college in Washington State), where she also serves as the Online Pedagogy Lead, overseeing online teaching best practices. Her other area of interest includes health informatics and management, and she was recently invited to consult with the McGraw-Hill EHR development team on their new training products. She spends her spare time pedal and paddle kayaking or remodeling the house.