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Clinical Documentation Improvements to Make for ICD-10
By Valerie Fernandez, MBA, CPC, CPC-H, AHIMA ICD-10 Trainer

Strategies to improve clinical documentation for ICD-10 need to start now. Education related to improved documentation can be focused on the requirements needed to attain a robust ICD-10 diagnosis code. It is important to demonstrate to the physicians that better clinical documentation promotes better patient care and accurate capture of acuity, severity, and risk of mortality data.

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