Coding professionals should take advantage of advances in health information technology and the now ubiquitous electronic health records (EHRs). The demand for HIT professionals with terminology knowledge has never been greater. The days of ICD-9-CM will soon be behind us, and ICD-10-CM and SNOMED CT will become the dominant terminologies of healthcare for diagnoses, while SNOMED CT will gradually expand to cover other areas of healthcare besides diseases.
Coding and billing professionals have tremendous knowledge of the revenue cycle associated with specific diagnosis, procedure and device codes. EHRs generally required a fair amount of coding knowledge to be used appropriately. Additional information is detailed in the article below:
Link to Article: Opportunity Opens For Coders in the Digital World
Author of this post: Michael Stearns, MD