​​Coding Services

DML Consulting, Inc offers a variety of remote coding solutions to help HIM departments eliminate and prevent coding backlogs, reduce staffing shortages and meet coding and billing deadlines via its Coding Center.

Our Secure Coding Center is HIPAA compliant, complete with the latest technology and resources that place credentialed consultants at your service whenever you need them -- whether you need to outsource your entire coding operation, eliminate a backlog or cover for a staffing vacancy.

Remote Options

  • Securely accessing your facility's electronic medical record (EMR) system
  • Interfacing with other e-coding software
  • Onsite records scanning with remote coding of medical records
  • Other customized remote coding solution

Benefits of Remote Coding:

  • Around-the-clock availability of credentialed and experienced coding staff.
  • Meeting facility coding and A/R reduction standards.
  • Eliminates staffing shortages and turnover.
  • Long term or short term contracts from holiday coverage to outsource options.
  • Eliminates space issues within your department.
  • Flexible scheduling arrangements including part-time, full-time, temporary and on-going projects.
  • Availability to code fluctuating medical record volumes.
  • Guaranteed completion of coding activities within agreed upon time frames.
  • Concurrent and retrospective reviews are performed by our highly qualified remote staff.
  • Frequent communication between DML management and our clients regarding the scope of work, deadlines, and results of internal quality reviews.

Security of Coding Facility:

  • Individual keyless entry into the work environment
  • Video surveillance of all work areas at all times, including building exterior
  • Unique log-ins for each computer system and coder to validate auditing efforts
  • Frequent security, HIPAA, and patient confidentiality education for all employees

Onsite Coding Services

Every day, healthcare providers across the nation turn to DML Consulting, Inc. for help managing the inevitable staffing shortages that every HIM department periodically experiences. We fill in during vacations, illnesses, and vacancies. And, we’re always available to provide consultants to help you tackle that temporary coding backlog.

Our onsite coding services can keep your coding operation running smoothly by providing trained, proven health information coding experts as you need them, whether it’s for one day, one week or indefinitely. DML Consulting has consultants across the country that can be placed anywhere in the continental US and abroad.

At the client site, each consultant must meet performance goals that measure both productivity and accuracy. We will work with you to develop these goals so that they fit your needs, timetable, and expectations.

Our consultants are available to assist in the following provider settings:

Hospital Based:

  • Inpatient
  • Outpatient Surgery
  • Emergency/Urgent Care
  • Outpatient Ancillary
  • Facility Evaluation and Management (E&M)
  • POA Assignment
  • Discharge Disposition Assignment
  • Utilization of Encoder and Billing Systems

Clinical Documentation Standardization
In many hospitals today, care is still documented utilizing individual unit or clinician-specific methods and preferences. A range of terminology may be used to describe care, and new forms proliferate, creating redundancies, making trending and quality reporting difficult, impeding smooth data flow into the EMR, and ultimately defeating the integrated capabilities of today’s leading advanced clinical systems.

The implementation of advanced clinical systems and electronic medical records provides the best opportunity to standardize documentation and implement care planning models that utilize standardized language. This effort is of vital importance to meet the intent of Meaningful Use criteria and to provide more efficient and satisfactory use of the electronic health record.

We provide expert Clinical Specialists who assist hospitals with:

  • Assess current clinical documentation for terminology, compliance, duplication, and reporting needs.
  • Educate on opportunities for standardization to establish a vision for outcomes that improve communication and patient care.
  • Assess care planning models and identify a multi-disciplinary approach that will work best for your facility.
  • Simplify clinician workflows that support adherence to standards of care.
  • Design clinical systems to leverage information integration, automated reporting, and data flow to the EMR.
  • Streamline the build to improve ongoing IT support.
  • Monitor and report on quality components for both pre and post-implementation.

DML's Expertise Covers All Aspects...

As organizations begin grappling with how to integrate ICD-10 throughout every aspect of their business, DML Consulting offers expertise across many needed fields—clinical, financial, claims, analytical, and particularly, information technology. Our team's deep comprehension of ICD-10 issues allows us to offer clients comprehensive guidance on how to complete this challenging transition. We understand health plan operations, systems, data, and most importantly, ICD-10 code sets.  Our experts can assist healthcare organizations in understanding the potential effects of ICD-10 on their business. We have guided health plans' early efforts to prepare for ICD-10, gaining hands-on experience and valuable insight into effective transition methods.

We offer assistance in the following operational areas:

  • Claims Administration
  • Healthcare Analytics
  • Medical Management
  • Provider Contracting

DML can help coordinate each stage of ICD-10 implementation, from identifying affected areas and determining resource needs through budgeting, planning, testing,

execution, and the critical post-implementation transition period.

If you would like to speak with someone about your needs and obtain more information, please use the Contact Us page or email us at info@dmlconsulting.org.

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