Healthcare reimbursement is a complex system as it stands. With the new evolving transition of the medical coding to the ICD-10 classification system, it will be even more complex.

The Huffington Post brought this topic to our attention in their article, “What’s Treated, What’s Coded — How It’s Changing and Why It Matters.” The new ICD-10 coding classification system that goes into effect in October 2013 will have five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement. That means medical coders will be dealing with upwards of 150,000 diagnostic codes. 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.