Edifecs, Inc. has released the results of a survey about the impact a postponement of the ICD-10 compliance deadline would have on a healthcare organization’s ICD-10 transition plans, budget, and progress. The findings indicate that 64 percent believe a delay will not improve readiness, 76 percent believe a delay will harm other healthcare reform efforts, and 69 percent say a two-year delay would be either “potentially catastrophic” or “unrecoverable.”

This topic was inspired by PRWeb in their article, “Study: A Delay of the ICD-10 Compliance Deadline Would Increase Costs and Not Improve Readiness.” The new ICD-10 coding classification system that was supposed to go 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 

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