Few healthcare organizations are unconcerned about what the future holds in regards to the ICD-10 coding classification transition, and how the transition will impact their financial picture.

This interesting topic was inspired by Healthcare Payer News in their article, “5 keys to a positive financial impact of ICD-10.” The author points out ways healthcare providers can achieve positive financial outcomes from their ICD-10 transition.

One of the suggestions includes ways to achieve fewer rejected claims. Proper medical coding is key to this. Not only does medical coding require specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services, but training is also very important. Incorrect or insufficient coding can directly affect the bottom line.

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

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