ICD-10 is a frequent topic, and the challenges of the transition continue to stay on the minds and lips of most healthcare professionals. Some physicians are feeling the frustration of losing quality patient healthcare time to handle the coding and technical side of this update.
PhysBizTech brought this topic to our attention in their article, “ICD-10 essentials for busy physicians who would rather be doing something else: Ophthalmology.” Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services.
Access Innovations, Inc., a leader in data integrity and content creation, has announced the formation of Access Integrity, Inc., to provide tools and services for quality assurance and validation of medical coding. The cost savings are potentially huge.
Access Integrity is not just for physicians, hospitals, and their data service providers. It also offers tools that give auditors and insurers the information management capabilities they need to quickly identify areas of noncompliance or suspicious activity.
Melody K. Smith
Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.
This degree of specificity in diagnosis will really push health care providers who haven’t been required or provided incentives to be so detailed. It’s not just a coding issue–it’s an education issue for the providers.