Over the past two years, the HIM department coding section has been centralizing coding within the facility. The HIM coding section implemented a new computer-assisted coding product in FY2019. Now that the CAC product is fully operational, the coding section is taking over the remainder of coding for the entire hospital. By the end of FY2020 all hospital and physician coding will be performed by the HIM coding section.
University Hospital went live with an EHR for ambulatory and inpatient medical records on March 1, 2018. Prior to this, all records were scanned into a document imaging product by HIM staff. In addition, all progress notes and history and physicals are now completed within the EHR.
All employees will receive a flat 2.5 percent increase in salary or wage for FY2020.
The total cost for benefits for all employees is 24 percent which is added after the 2.5 percent increase in salary and wage for FY2020.