There is little middle ground when it comes to the ICD-10 implementation deadline delay. Debaters on both sides believe passionately that there are merits of staying the course in preparation or using cash on hand for definite causes. Some believe you don’t have to choose. They believe that clinical documentation assessments and improvement efforts can benefit organizations now, despite of what the results of the delay will be.

This interesting topic was inspired by the article, “Finding Opportunity in ICD-10 No Man’s Land” found on Advance Web. The new ICD-10 coding classification system, which presuumably will go into effect at some point, 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 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.