With the deadline for the ICD-10 coding classification transition getting closer and closer, only 85% of healthcare professionals are evening acknowledging the scope of the project, and fewer than that have even started the implementation process.

This topic was inspired by the article, “ICD-10 – Are Healthcare Professionals Prepared?”, found on Hive Health Media. The October 1, 2014 deadline is just around the corner, and it has never been more important to be proactive and ready. Medical coding 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.