Medical Group Management stated their position once again in a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. They believe the transition process to ICD-10 coding classification is incomplete.

This interesting news was found on Fierce Health IT in their article, “MGMA wants ‘staggered’ ICD-10 implementation.” What they want is for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the process and pilot test ICD-10 and look for alternative options. They also want the implementation, if and when it happens, to be staggered so that healthcare providers can be prepared.

Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training staff is a key component of the transition.

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