With right at a year left on the deadline, 85% of respondents to a recent American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) survey indicated they had begun work on ICD-10 planning and implementation. This is up from 62% reported a year ago and 55% from a similar survey done in April 2010.

Creating ICD-10 budgets and assessing training needs for staff is a critical step in this conversion process. Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. This process shouldn’t be taken lightly by providers who depend on a continuous cash flow, and isn’t that everyone?

This interesting piece of news was found on Becker’s ASC Review in their article, “85% of Providers Have Started Preparing for ICD-10.” Access Innovations provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can assist in minimizing the risk of a coding error and identify inappropriately applied tags.

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

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