Folks like the American Medical Association are constantly referring to how complicated the ICD-10 implementation will be. We all know the stakes are high for health care providers to get it right. If only that was all the healthcare community had to deal with right now.

This interesting information was found on ICD-10 Watch in their article, “ICD-10 implementation a small part of the bigger picture.” 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 Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.