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Benchmarking Productivity

As the HIM Director at Indiana Tech Hospital, you oversee the Medical Coding Unit.The Coding Unit consists of 10 coders. There are 4 Inpatient Coders, 2 Outpatient, 2 ER coders, and 2 Ancillary Coders. There are six full-time (40 hr/wk) coders, and four part time (24 hr/wk) coders as noted below. The Discharge Not Final Billed Report has demonstrated and increase in DNFB dollars, which is directly related to an increase in the back-log of coding that has been observed over the past several months. As the Director, you first step is to review the current productivity of your Coding team to determine if your need to adjust the productivity standards or if you need to address personnel needs.Please use the data provided to answer the questions below:

Current Productivity Benchmarks (Per Day):

Current Productivity: in attached photo

Use the Data provided above to answer the following questions:

Grading Rubric Criteria

Points

Productivity calculated for each individual coder

10

Productivity calculated for each group of coders & the entire coding department

10
Determination if coders are meeting current productivity_x000D_
10

Conclusions drawn from review of benchmark data

30

Recommendation for new/updated productivity standards

20

Assessment of staffing adequate for current volume w/no backlog?

20