After all the preparation for managing the ICD-10 coding classification transition, there is movement to skip the ICD-10 and move straight to ICD-11. This is interesting and frustrating in many ways.

This fascinating information was found on Healthcare IT News in their article, “ICD-10 inches closer to delay, ICD-11 in the wings.” We have already heard that the HHS intends to delay ICD-10, but for how long? Medical coding and ensuring its accuracy is something that requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to regulatory requirements. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, 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 assist in minimizing the risk of a coding error and identify inappropriately applied tags.

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

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