Many are concerned about the cost of healthcare, patients and hospitals alike. Cuts in Medicare funding, increases in insurance premiums, and new federal requirements (such as the ICD-10 medical coding transition) are putting pressure on everyone to find ways to cut costs.

We found this pertinent information on Becker’s Hospital Review in their article, “6 Ways Hospitals Can Survive the Onslaught of Medicare Cuts.” There are many options for hospitals to endure through the consistent Medicare cuts and laws that affect their bottom dollar. Many are outlined in the referenced article.

Access Innovations can also help. Developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, Access Innovations provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. Access Innovations 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.

Many widely used tagging systems lack the 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. For more information, contact Access Innovations.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.