Another international consultancy project that Synapse has in progress currently is a one-time mapping of internal codes for a market leading government hospital in the Middle East.
The hospital had been using self-made internal codes that had developed over time. These codes for procedures and diagnosis meant very little outside of the facility.
The country in question was making the transition to ICD-10 AM and therefore this presented a significant problem with regards to data collection and reimbursement processes which are transitioning to DRGs.
Synapse is mapping 12,000 codes using a hybrid of Australian and U.S codes as per the clients’ requirements, including adding RVUs. This will facilitate a new system of data processing to be implemented across the facility.
This project involves significant resource, deep knowledge of international coding processes and internal training to explain why the changes were required.
This facility will soon be well placed for framework changes that are becoming mandatory at a national level.