Week One: Request for Proposal “Computer Automated Coding (CAC)” Assignment
A large medical group practice is strongly considering the purchase and implementation of a Computerized Automated Coding (CAC) program. Upon the reading of the reference article “How to Conduct a Thorough CAC Readiness Assessment – A White Paper from Nuance Healthcare.” Create a request for proposal (RFP) as a measure to target potential vendors for a response. Your RFP must focus on the accuracy of the software (including documentation of accuracy statistics from providers who have implemented a CAC system), along with recommendations regarding proposed corrective actions.
Additional recommended readings-
Journal of AHIMA article: http://journal.ahima.org/2013/03/01/ten-more-questions-for-cac-vendors/