Sometimes with all the anxiety and business around the ICD-10 coding classification transition, we forget that this will undoubtedly result in better insight into individual patient conditions, and that the wealth of data that will be available will improve the efficiency of healthcare delivery. In addition, this data will improve disease control and treatment.

This popular topic was brought to our attention by Government Health IT in their article, “5 benefits automated coding tools bring to ICD-10 transition.”

The medical coding that will get us there requires specialized expertise. Training is very important. That is why Access Innovations, Inc. 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.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.