The Department of Health and Human Services closed the comment period on the proposed rule to delay the deadline for compliance with ICD-10 usage requirements. Now they are reviewing those comments and deciding how to proceed. Providers are waiting and feeling the uncertainty about when ICD-10 will happen and whether they should continue moving forward with their preparations.

Advance brought this news to our attention in their article, “Do I Have to Transition to ICD-10? Yes, You Do!” Medical coding is something that requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to regulatory requirements. Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. Access Innovations provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can assist in minimizing the risk of a coding error and identify inappropriately applied tags.

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. For more information, contact Access Innovations.

Melody K. Smith

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