The fear factor increases every day we grow closer to the ICD-10 coding classification implementation. Rumors seem to abound about the potential impact almost as much as the Y2K scare of the last decade.

Healthcare Finance News brought this topic to our attention in their article, “5 reasons healthcare providers shouldn’t fear ICD-10.” Despite what everyone fears, technology costs won’t skyrocket in an attempt to price gouge those who need it.

What the new ICD-10 system will have is five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does.

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