The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 is one of the most talked about topics in healthcare. With the looming deadline of October 2013 not that far away, one software solution organization hosted an ICD-10 Summit to bring together industry experts from across the country.

This event was brought to our attention by PR Web in their article, “Edifecs ICD-10 Summit to Host Healthcare Industry Experts Including Analysts, Payers and Providers.” Interactive sessions and presentations, including real-world case studies showcasing the latest trends in ICD-10 testing and problem solving were among the highlights.

Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training is very important. 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

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.