The impending ICD-10 coding classification transition has certainly scared many people who faced new training, new technology, and possible reduction in cash flow due to poor reimbursements. No matter how long this dreaded event has been looming, many aren’t prepared for the significant change it will bring about.

We found this interesting article on Just Coding, titled “Why is ICD-10 so scary–or is it?” The new ICD-10 coding classification system that was supposed to go into effect in October 2013, and has been delayed until October 2014, has five times the number of codes than the current ICD-9 does. Access Innovations’ M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing can minimize the risk of coding errors with proper training and quality assurance. 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

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