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CAC's Effect on Accuracy Rates


Has computer-assisted coding (CAC) had an impact on coding accuracy and timeliness? For The Record asked Katherine Lusk, Chief Health Information Management and Exchange Officer for Children’s Medical Center Dallas. Using the 3M 360 Encompass System, Children’s Dallas reports significant increases in coder productivity and case mix index.

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