Availity has announced a four-part webinar series designed to help medical providers prepare for impending inpatient diagnosis and procedure code changes associated with ICD-10.

MarketWatch brought this news to our attention in their article, “Availity’s “ICD-10 Webinar Series” Delivers Free Education for Physicians in Response to Impending Diagnosis and Procedure Code Changes.” The ICD-10 Webinar Series starts on August 23rd and will feature national healthcare industry experts. The series will address key issues associated with the new medical code classification that has created so much anxiety for healthcare providers.

The ICD-10 classification system contains approximately five times the number of codes as ICD-9, which allows for greater specificity in describing medical diagnoses and procedures. Of course, this makes it ever more important to have your 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 Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.