There are a lot of transitions in healthcare right now. Reform, technology and of course, the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 rank in the top things distracting healthcare organizations these days.

We found this interesting information on Healthcare Payer News in their article, “ICD-10 revenue neutrality: 9 ways to protect your cash flow.” These distractions can affect cash flow. Though the ICD-10 transition offers a refinement to the financial reimbursement models, implementing five times the number of code sets is a fundamental challenge. If not done properly, it can cost massive amounts of money.

Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. 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

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.