In perusing the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) Work Plan , there are many clinical issues that we in ICD-10-CM/PCS coding compliance must address.
Hospitals are seeing a growing number of staff move off-site. Remote inpatient coders are common and might work from home several days a week. The shift is fueled in part by EHRs: As paper records disappear, it’s less necessary to have staff in nonclinical positions on-site. And, for many hospitals, space is at a premium.