The role of the Outpatient Coding Specialist (OCS) is to assist our providers in accurate coding of patient condition(s) to reflect severity of illness. The OCS will review medical record clinical documentation and data to assure appropriate documentation is present to support diagnosis codes. He/she will work closely with physicians to identify areas of opportunity for improvement in documentation as it relates to current diagnosis’, update diagnosis(s) correctly reflect patient medical status .
For more information on the Outpatient Coding Specialist Program or to request assistance from the Outpatient Coding Specialist, contact the following SOHO team members at 860-453-0430
- Sarah LaBrec, CPC, Outpatient Coding Specialist
- Sudeep Bansal, MD, MS, Chief Medical Informatics & Quality Officer