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Manage ICD-10 Stress With Help From HR

by Lena J. Weiner

HealthLeaders Media

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ICD-10 Stress? HR Can Help

The human resources department is an unlikely ally for a successful ICD-10 implementation. Billing and procedure coding aren’t exactly HR’s domain, but there are many ways in which the HR team, working with hospital administration, can help guide an organization through the ICD-implementation on October 1, says Lynne Thomas Gordon, CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Our take

Addressing the many IT-related changes and challenges in healthcare these days may be aided by looking outside the IT department to other, possibly unexpected, partners.