With all the talk of and worry about the impending shift to ICD-10 medical coding classifications in 2013, some people are looking for outlets in humor.  This interesting and amusing topic was found on Government Health IT in their article, “What Dr. Seuss might have said about ICD-10.”

With a rhyme using Dr. Seuss wisdom, one author ponders “Will ICD-10 succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! 98 and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” and of course the “Don’t shed tears for ICD-9 passing away, go with the sway, give a cheer – ICD-10 is coming our way!”

Knowing the financial cost poor integration of these codes could cost healthcare providers, we know the pressure they are under and therefore understand the need to blow off some steam. This is something that requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to regulatory requirements. 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.

Melody K. Smith

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