How will medical coding evolve in the next 20 years in revenue cycle management?


The world of medical coding has evolved significantly in the past 20 years, echoing the increasingly complex technological landscape of telemedicine, remote patient monitoring, and machine learning.

What started as a manual, paper-based process, reliant on “chargemasters”, has transformed in just a few decades into a highly specialized digital process that takes advantage of predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, computer-aided coding, and autonomous coding.

As regulation and reimbursement models based on value and technology continue to evolve, the job requirements for programmers will become increasingly complex. Each shift to automation creates new and different types of disciplines and roles. More programmers will be needed, but they will need higher training to work in more complex areas.

webinar, Coding for the Future: Lessons Learned, Emerging Technologies and Future Opportunitiesscheduled for October 19 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET and sponsored by health nim It will stand out:

  • Measures the healthcare industry can take to help medical coders prepare for the future
  • Arming medical programmers with an understanding of the essential science and technology that underpin important new tools
  • Best practices around supporting programmers as they shift their focus to more complex areas that require different skill sets and training

Among the speakers:

Sherine Koshi She is the Senior Director of Health Information Management at Penn Medicine where she has worked for 18 years in a variety of roles with increasing seniority. She received her Master’s degree in Health Administration from St. Joseph University in 2006. She is also a certified Registered Health Information Officer (RHIA) and Coding Specialist (CCS).

Keith Olynyk He is the Head of Member Relations and Service Officer at AHIMA. In this capacity, he is responsible for AHIMA membership, workforce development and certification activities for health information professionals who work in organizations throughout the healthcare industry. He has nearly 40 years of experience working with healthcare delivery systems, payment organizations and suppliers as a member of executive leadership and a consultant. He specializes in methods of simplifying business processes, implementing IT solutions, and improving performance through process improvement. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Computer Resource Management from Webster University.

Julien Dupuy He is the Chief Commercial Officer at Nym (CCO), where he leads the sales and marketing teams to drive commercial growth. Julian brings extensive healthcare experience to Nym, having previously held the position of Vice President of Sales at Clarify Health. In this role, Julian led all sales efforts related to Clarify providers with large health systems and academic medical centers while also overseeing the expansion of key accounts. Prior to Clarify, Julian worked as a project lead at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), focusing on the intersection of technology and the life sciences. Julian’s commitment to improving healthcare through technology extends far beyond his professional experience. He is director of the French-American research center Club Praxis, where he leads healthcare practice, and is also an advisor to the start-up of the ELabNYC and Weill-Cornell Bench2Bedside programs. Julian holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University and a B.Sc. in Physics from the Ecole Normale Supérieure in France.

Jay Holmgren (Moderator) Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Medicine and Center for Clinical Informatics and Improvement Research. He is also a faculty member at the UCSF Bakar Institute for Computational Health Sciences and the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies. His research focuses on the impact of information technology on patients, clinicians, and healthcare organizations, and seeks to identify strategies to improve the quality and experience of care using digital tools. He holds a master’s degree in health informatics from the University of Michigan, and a doctorate in health policy from Harvard University.

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