With the recent announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the transition of the ICD-10 coding classification system has indeed been delayed until October 2014, many are feeling anxiety. The primary reason for the decision, according to CMS, was costs. Most healthcare providers can relate to the anxiety around costs.

Becker’s Hospital Review brought this topic to our attention in their article, “ICD-10: A Bad Moon Rising?” Medical coding is important, and errors in coding can cost providers tons of money in reimbursements. Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training staff is a key component of the transition.

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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