The U.S. was one of the first countries to adopt ICD-9 codes for medical billing and claims. So you would think the ICD-10 coding classification transition would be something providers wouldn’t necessarily fear. However, it is far more comprehensive than its predecessor.

Med City News discussed this development in their article, “ICD 10 and What it May Entail.” The new ICD-10 coding classification system will have five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement. 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

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.