SourceHOV, LLC, a provider of Business Process Solutions and Knowledge Process Outsourcing, has signed an agreement with 3M Health Information Systems to make its outsourced coding resources, provided through SourceHOV’s subsidiary LexiCode Corporation, available with 3M’s complete suite of ICD-10 products and services. 3M will offer SourceHOV’s qualified, credentialed coding resources to help healthcare facilities maintain current coding workflow and reduce risk of backlogs during the ICD-10 transition.
The critical shortage of qualified coders has long been an industry reality. With ICD-10 implementation only two years away, healthcare organizations must not only deal with a limited supply of coders, but at the same time need additional coders to support ICD-10 training, coder retirement, and time needed for current staff to gain competency in ICD-10. Without additional resources, these factors could lead to coding slowdowns, posing risk to facility revenue and profitability.
“Access to qualified, credentialed coding professionals is one of the most critical concerns facing our clients as they transition to ICD-10,” said JaeLynn Williams, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Client Operations, 3M Health Information Systems. “SourceHOV has a proven track record of supporting clients with highly skilled and knowledgeable coders when and where they’re needed most.” [Read more…]