The impending ICD-10 transition requires a large scope of work. Organizations that have begun implementing their ICD-10 readiness strategy realize this, others who are farther behind in the process are quickly understanding the challenge that awaits them. One thing is for sure, when it comes to ICD-10, a team effort is required.

This interesting information was found on Becker’s Hospital Review in their article, “ICD-10 Transition: Choose Your Partners Wisely.” Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. This cannot be done in a vacuum.

Access Innovations, Inc., a leader in data integrity and content creation, has announced the Access Innovations Integrity Initiative (AI³), a suite of tools and services for quality assurance and validation of medical coding. The system can be used to quickly and accurately validate medical coding or to locate errors in existing documentation. The cost savings are impressive.

The Access Innovations Integrity Initiative is not just for physicians, hospitals, and their data service providers. It also includes tools that give auditors and insurers the information management tools they need to quickly identify areas of noncompliance or suspicious activity.

Melody K. Smith

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