HOW IT WORKS

Code Focus is your real-time
auditing tool

how

Throw away those spreadsheets

With Code Focus your coding and auditing work queues are created automatically. 

Code Focus transforms health services operations to deliver quality clinical coding. We help you leverage your most strategic asset: real-time data. Create your own audit rules, configure multiple audit rules at once, target auditing with the click of a button, and more.

Audit

Code Focus allows you to create your own audit rules using a combination of episode attributes. For example, utilise ICD-10 diagnostic, ACHI procedure codesDRGs, ECCS, Specialties, Length of Stay to flag episodes for audit, or choose other options from the extensive list of attributes available to Code Focus users. 

With Code Focus, your audit work queues are created automatically and all information required to audit is contained in a single view, streamlining your workflow.

Code Focus retains details of DRG and coding changes and automatically calculates funding changes and differences, enabling historical review and insightful reporting.

how

Code Focus allows you to:

  • Create audit rules that will automatically identify episodes that meet the audit rule criteria and flag them for audit.
  • Set up different audit work queues such as default audit list, priority lists, outstanding queries and overdue audits.
  • Targeted auditing by narrowing your audit results with concise audit rules.
  • Improve optimisation by uncovering funding that was unable to be determined at the time of coding.
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Educate

Code Focus allows for education and learning opportunities due to the coder-auditor-coder feedback loop.

Send feedback to coders in real-time within Code Focus, allowing Health Information Managers and Clinical Coders to learn and grow as they continue to use the system.

With Code Focus, your team can work to a ‘first time right’ approach. Code Focus maintains a full history of every coding change that takes place, including the user who completed the change and the date and time the change was completed. Code Focus users can add comments to codes to detail reasons for changes. 

Coding users are able to login and access all this feedback in order to further their education and apply their learnings to reduce future errors. This provides a continuous education loop and increases the quality of your coding.

Manage

Code Focus receives real-time updates as episodes are discharged and coded.

This allows you to automate and streamline clinical coding allocation by setting up coding worklists using specialty, terminal digit, patient class or any other attribute that is commonly used to assign episodes to coders. This means coders can simply log in each day and view a concise list of episodes to be coded.

Code Focus allows you to flag medical record deficiencies such as missing documentation, administrative issues and clinical documentation integrity issues in one centralised location. Code Focus also assists in queries management and storing of documentation query templates for easy access. Use Code Focus to track the status of documentation queries, analyse commonly sent queries and review clinician and specialty documentation performance. 

Utilise the timesheet functionality within Code Focus to analyse time spent on different activities to help improve the efficiency of your department or justify needs for additional resources. 

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Insight

Get access to real-time configurable reports with Code Focus, giving you the information you need at your fingertips.

By capturing all of your health service’s important operational data, Code Focus can report back and provide significant insight to the things that matter the most. Actively manage your budget, monitor departmental performance or identify staff who require support or additional training. 

As each episode is coded, Code Focus keeps a running total of your ABF budget vs actual budget, giving Hospital Executives and Health Information Managers real-time access to these figures to assess performance or determine if corrective measures are required. Uncover funding that was unable to be determined at the time of coding. Code Focus is your go-to financial performance and KPI tool.

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their clinical coding


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