The Center for Health and Human Services recently announced the new deadline for the ICD-10 coding classification transition was being postponed to October 1, 2014. Healthcare providers are struggling to meet the requirements without breaking the bank. It is easy to see the dollars and more dollars and more dollars being spent (sorry I derailed), but the return on investment is much more ambiguous.

Pacific Research Institute has shared this news in their article, “ICD-10 Implementation Date: Better Never Than Later?” Then there are some who say the deadline should be extended even farther. Does that mean more money and more investment?

Access Innovations offers a solution for those that aren’t waiting on a date. Developer of the M.A.I. machine assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, they provide a range of services that deliver tag integrity.

Melody K. Smith

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