Healthcare organizations are scrambling to upgrade their systems to prepare for the ICD-10 classification transition. The Department of Health and Human Services have required providers to transition to ICD 10 codes on or after October 1, 2013. Millions of dollars are being spent to prepare for this with software and training.

We found this interesting information on Examiner in their article, “Hospitals spend millions in preparation of ICD 10 CM PCS Conversion.” The new ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of codes as ICD-9. 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

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