Many physicians are still not on board with the impending ICD-10 coding classification transition. There is fear around the moving deadline and worry about the added strain on their resources.

This interesting news was found on Healthcare Finance News in their article, “Physicians still reluctant to embrace ICD-10 implementation.” These are valid concerns, but I would also propose that the basic fear of change we humans have is also at play. The complexity of the new coding system can be a challenge and prohibit progress.

Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. Access Innovations provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can assist in minimizing the risk of a coding error and identify inappropriately applied tags.

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.