Caregivers have so much to take their time and now for the older caregivers there is a new medical issue to have under their skin. With the challenge of medical records across the United States going to digital, they must worry about learning more about the computer and Internet but also about the safety of this information. Older caregivers are more alert to safety and adding medical records on line only emphasis this issue. The middle aged and younger staff’ workings in medical care have at least a working knowledge of the programs being used. www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/physician-resources/solutions-managing-your-pra…
Caregivers already have so much to think about. Is this procedure safety as it can be, is there a concern about any of the medical already being used by our patient (let alone medications or pacemakers, central lines, stressful times of many of the tests being obtained and so forth. What can we the baby boomers generations do? Certainly we can learn more and stay on the cutting edge of IT, but what about the Internet safety of our medical information? And just as we are getting our feet wet with all of this, what will be our safety net when in October 2015 the medical establishments and insurances begin using a new medical coding system. The first time in more than 70 years we are going to launch a new coding system for the pursuit of medical insurance and, especially, mental health recording purposes.
As of today most caregivers know very little about our current coding system. There are those who would say ‘good they won’t confuse it with the new one’. Well that maybe true, however how will they know what the medical bill is for and where this new coding is being applied.
The United States has moved quickly to bring our health care system into this century, in some of the cases maybe too quickly. Due to all medical offices, hospitals, day surgeries including dental care and mental health care, becoming proficient in the 2015 coding, there will most certainly be errors. Most medical care entities have patient advocates who have the ability to find the information we are looking for and locked in as a patient advocate. www.icd10data.com/ICD10CM/Codes/F01-F99 The job they have is one of being governed and overseen by the medical industry while they are suppose to take the patients best interest and move it to the forefront. www.cms.gov/Medicare/coding/ICD10/index.html
It is possible that we will find our patient advocate is brought into the same employment stage as those registering us for medical care, dental care and mental health. These hardy individuals are supposed to know and understand the inner workings of Obama Care. Let’s all hope that the same will happen with the new Medical Coding or else we will see the slow down of our insurance systems that are in place.