The ICD-10 transition will require new technology and workflow adjustments for everyone involved. The implementation is set for October 1, 2014 and will involve five times the number of codes than its predecessor.

EHR Intelligence brought this topic our way in their article, “ICD-10 best practices: Coordinating with vendors and payers.” Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which healthcare providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. 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.