ICD-10 has almost become a dirty word for healthcare providers. In an recent interview, Kevin Weinstein, MBA, vice president of revenue cycle management technology company ZirMed, discussed three challenges facing physicians in regards to ICD-10 implementation.
This interesting topic was found on Becker’s ASC Review in their article, “3 Challenges for Physicians Regarding ICD-10.” The list is simple: Preparedness, Education and Tools.
The ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of codes as ICD-9, which allows for greater specificity in describing medical diagnoses and procedures. Of course, this makes it ever more important to have your coding and tagging properly indexed. Access Innovations can help. Developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, Access Innovations 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:
- 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.
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
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