The Huntzinger Management Group has hired healthcare executive Nancy Chapman to their roster, which adds more than 25 years of provider operations and IT experience. This will come in handy when helping clients transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10.

This interesting information was found on MarketWatch in their article, “Huntzinger Management Group, Inc., (HMG) Further Invests in Healthcare Industry’s “90 Percent”.” Regardless of when the deadline for the ICD-10 transition ends up being, having additional expertise to offer will be of benefit.

Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training is very important, especially with the impending ICD-10 transition. That is why Access Innovations, Inc. provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can:

  • Minimize the risk of a coding error
  • Identify inappropriate or inadvertently applied tags
  • Display a “map” of coding distributions to allow management to get a bird’s-eye view of the coding assignment flow.

Melody K. Smith

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