The announcement made by the CMS and HHS last month to delay the compliance deadline for the ICD-10 transitions has created a lot of concerns and discussion. Many wonder what is next. Should they stop their progress or continue on?

Modern Healthcare brought this topic to our attention in their article, “ICD-10 delay prompts talk of alternatives.” Some suggest this is a time to change the course and in fact, look to a completely different set of standards –  the Convergent Medical Terminology, or CMT.

Regardless of the classification system, medical coding is a serious part of the service and payment process of a healthcare organization. This “unknown” status is creating anxiety.

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