Health information managers are scrambling to put in place the new coding classification system that will change everything they do in medical coding. The one-year delay may have helped, but time goes quickly – whether you are having fun or not.

This topic was inspired by an article found on Search Health IT titled, “AHIMA 2012 convention buzz: ICD-10 delay hurts some, helps others.” Medical coding is something that requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to regulatory requirements. 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 Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.