Two years out from the deadline, less than 10 percent of healthcare providers are more than halfway ready for the ICD-10 implementation. The deadline for the conversion is Oct. 1, 2013.

We found this interesting information on Healthcare IT News in their article, “All aboard: ICD-10 train runs at high speed.” If these facilities wait too long, they will face some real problems in getting sufficient training in for their staff. 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?

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.

Melody K. Smith

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