There were several options for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) when they had to decide on the proposal to delay the ICD-10 compliance. In the end, they chose to affirm the proposed October 2014 deadline for the coding classification transition to be complete.

PhysBiz Tech brought this information to our attention in their article, “CMS considered 4 options for the ICD-10 deadline.” The new ICD-10 classification system has five times more billing codes. 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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