The first in a series of clinical coding training days delivered by the NOA in conjunction with Getting It Right first Time (GIRFT) was a success.
The CPD accredited clinical coding training day for non-clinical coders saw representation from across the NOA membership and beyond. The session gave attendees an understanding of clinical coding to enable them to work with their departments and directorates to improve the accuracy of their coded data. It is hoped this will help to reduce inaccuracies with nationally compared data, payment and activity management without having to spend valuable resources on expensive consultancy services.
Louise Napier, NOA Project Manager said “the day was a great success and we are delighted that we were able to deliver it in partnership with the GIRFT clinical coding team. They have consistently found wide variation in the accuracy of clinical coding which limits insight and affect opportunities to make improvements. Training like this demonstrates how to improve the accuracy of coded data, and showcases exactly why getting it right is so important to the NHS and its patients.” Stay tuned for details of the next clinical coding training day. For questions or to register your interest in our clinical coding work, email firstname.lastname@example.org.