As preparations continue for the ICD-10 conversion, a review of current usage of ICD-9 codes can be helpful in planning for the new state of affairs on October 1, 2014.

This interesting topic was brought to us by Phys Biz Tech in their article, “Review ICD-9 codes to prepare for the ICD-10 transition.” The complexity of the new coding system can be a challenge. 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.