There are many armchair experts who have ideas about how to make future national standards upgrades and conversions—such as the upcoming adoption of the  national plan identifier and the conversion to ICD-10—go more smoothly for healthcare organizations.

Modern Healthcare brought this news to our attention in their article, “Claims-processing standards and delays—when will they ever learn”? Standards and delays with regards to claim processing can be tricky. This is the livelihood of any healthcare organization – their primary source of cashflow – so consistency and speed are important. Medical coding is the number one contributor to a successful claims processing system.

Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services.

Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity.

Melody K. Smith

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