In order to receive reimbursement for patient claims, healthcare providers will have to begin using a new coding classification for medical diagnosis and inpatient procedures before October 1, 2014. That seems like far in the future, but when you realize the comprehensive and complicated processes involved in transitioning, many think it isn’t long enough. The number of possible diagnostic codes will increase from 14,000 to 68,000, while the number of inpatient codes will increase from 4,000 to 87,000.

This interesting information was found on PR Newswire in their article, “Why preparing now for ICD-10 compliance could save money later.” Of course, this makes it ever more important to have coding and tagging properly indexed. Access Innovations can help. Developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, Access Innovations 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:

  • 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.

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 Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.