ICD-10 is no longer a foreign term to anyone in healthcare and now technology. It is a comprehensive, internationally used classification system designed to code for diseases and other healthcare conditions. It is scheduled to be implemented in two years on October 1, 2014. This switch to ICD-10 requires software updates and staff training. These are challenges for most and require some help.

This interesting news was found on EHR Intelligence in their article, “CMS outlines challenges facing ICD-10 adoption.” 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, offers tools and services for quality assurance and validation of medical coding. The cost savings are potentially huge.

Melody K. Smith

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