Health Language, Inc. has launched a new version of its terminology to include clinician-friendly synonyms and more than 100,000 attributes for ICD-10-CM.

Business Wire brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Health Language, Inc. Launches a New Version of its Provider Friendly Terminology to Include Attributes Native to ICD-10-CM.” This version simplifies complexities that are associated with coding in ICD-10 by allowing providers to use familiar terminology when entering data on electronic health records (EHR). This can result in an increased clinical workflow and lower lost revenue from inaccurate or incomplete clinical documentation.

The new ICD-10 coding classification system that goes into effect in October 2013 will have five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does. Access Innovations’ 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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