We have all heard the news that the ICD-10 implementation timeframe is being revisited. A final decision on the new date has not been made.

PRWeb brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Care Communications Urges Healthcare Providers to Make the Best of the ICD-10 Time Delay and be More Successful.” This is a good opportunity for providers to stay the course and continue the process, despite the deadline change. Many healthcare providers were forthcoming about their frustration at the complexity of this transition. Now they have more time to do it right.

The ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of diagnostic codes as ICD-9, which allows for greater specificity in describing medical diagnoses and procedures. Of course, this makes it ever more important to have your coding and tagging properly indexed. Access Innovations can help. Developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, Access Innovations provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. Access Innovations 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.

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 Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.