Many are concerned about the delay in the ICD-10 compliance deadline and worry that in actuality, it won’t improve readiness and could even harm other health reform efforts.

Information Week Healthcare brought this topic to our attention in their article, “ICD-10 Delay Worries Grow Among Health Leaders.” The deadline, whatever it may be, is crucial to implementing the new coding classification system. 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.

Melody K. Smith

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