ChartWise Medical Systems’ flagship product now provides support for both the current ICD-9 and upcoming ICD-10 coding systems. The ICD-10 transition deadline is scheduled for October 2013 and becoming more and more the subject of much discussion in the healthcare technology industry.

Government Health IT brought this news to our attention in their article, “ChartWise Medical Systems introduces ICD-9 to ICD-10 crosswalk functionality.” The new ICD-10 classification system has five times more codes. Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training staff is a key component of the transition.

Many widely used tagging systems lack a 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 Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.