Doctor Who?

February 28, 2012  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, News

Healthcare systems are (or should be) frantically preparing for the ICD-10 transition. But what about the physicians? Is someone paying enough attention in their preparation? They will be responsible for the clinical documentation required when the number of diagnosis codes jumps from 14,000 to 68,000 next year.

Information Week took up this topic in their article, “CIOs Need To Engage Docs In ICD-10 Transition.” Medical coding and charting require specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training is very important. That is why Access Innovations, Inc. provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can:

  • Minimize the risk of a coding error
  • Identify inappropriate or inadvertently applied tags
  • Display a “map” of coding distributions to allow management to get a bird’s-eye view of the coding assignment flow.

Melody K. Smith

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