ICD-10 Deadline May Change

March 5, 2012  
Posted in Autoindexing, indexing, News

Health and Human Services plans to initiate a process to postpone the deadline date for the ICD-10 coding classification transition. This could have huge impacts on providers as well as on technology companies.

This interesting information was found on Ortho Super Site in their article, “HHS announces intent to delay ICD-10 compliance date.” If the delay is successful, the new compliance date will be announced by Health and Human Services in the future. It is a huge project and one that seemed daunting to many at the beginning, and for some, still.

The new ICD-10 coding classification system will have five times the number of diagnostic codes. Access Innovations’ M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing can minimize the risk of coding errors with proper training and quality assurance. Many widely used tagging systems lack a user-friendly interface and may not implement a rigorous ANSI-compliant coding subsystem. Access Innovations’ solutions are ANSI-compliant and implement state-of-the-art technology to speed tagging and reduce errors.

Melody K. Smith

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