Every year, major new challenges present themselves. Sometimes it is in technology, sometimes it is in process, and sometimes it is all of the above. This year and most likely next year, the biggest challenge healthcare organizations are facing involves the ICD-10 coding classification transition. With the deadline postponed to October 2014, that gives an extra year to worry, and plan.

This interesting information was found on Government Health IT in their article, “4 predictions for HIPAA and ICD-10 in 2013.” The new ICD-10 system will have five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does.

Access Innovations’ M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing can minimize the risk of coding errors with proper training and quality assurance. 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.