KLAS, a research firm specializing in healthcare vendors, recently conducted a study on provider perception that various vendors’ coding solutions would meet their needs. Precyse, a leader in health information management (HIM) technology, received the highest scores among the vendors included in the study, for its precyseCode computer assisted coding (CAC) solution. Precyse was recognized for their strong technology in comparison to competing vendors. This interesting news was found on MarketWatch in their article, “Precyse Receives the Highest Scores of Providers’ Perception for Meeting Coding Needs in KLAS CAC Report.”

Healthcare providers can use all the help they can get in transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10. With ICD-10 looming on the horizon on some indefinite date, the difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10 can be daunting and foreign to those attempting to prepare for the transition. At its core, the difference is five times the number of billing codes.

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.

Melody K. Smith

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