Few areas of healthcare aren’t staring at a deadline that though two years away, isn’t feeling way too close for comfort. To prepare for the change from ICD-9 to ICD-10 providers aren’t the only ones impacted by the coding switch. Vendors and payers are also feeling the crunch.

We found this relevant information on Fierce Health IT in their article, “Break the silos for successful ICD-10 transition.” History reveals that these groups haven’t always played well together. Will they learn to work together to ensure a smooth transition in October 2013?

The new ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of codes as ICD-9. This will make it ever more important to break down walls and form a team for proper reimbursement. Access Innovations’s 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 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

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.