The impending ICD-10 implementation landed on one author’s list of things that should be keeping healthcare IT officers up at night. No surprise really considering they are under the two year mark before all transition and training needs to be implemented to the new ICD-10 medical coding program.

We found this interesting topic on MedCity Health IT in their article, “10 things that keep healthcare CIOs up at night.” Considering there are five times the number of codes in this version than the previous, healthcare IT professionals should be taking the process seriously if they want to maintain cash flow for their operations.

Part of the plan to get there should include training and choosing a partner in technology that deals with training. 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.

Melody K. Smith

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