With the transition to the ICD-10 coding classification system expected to take effect in less than two years, providers are facing changes in virtually every corner of their organizations. Many IT professionals have stepped up to to help them prepare. McKesson recently announced an ICD-10 Transition Service that takes a three-step approach to help organizations move to the new coding system regardless of their information systems vendor. The service starts with a readiness assessment, to compare the provider’s current technology.

MarketWatch brought this new information to our attention in their article, “Innovative McKesson Service Prepares Hospitals for ICD-10.” Training is very important, especially with the impending ICD-10 transition. That is why Access Innovations, Inc. 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.

Melody K. Smith

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