With the ICD-10 conversion less than two years away, there are pressing issues for health care providers looking to implement the new coding classification system. At the top of the “to-do” list is education and training for the staff who will be directly involved in using the new ICD-10 codes.

EHR Intelligence brought this news to our attention in their article, “ICD-10 Best Practices: Education and training.” Not only does medical coding require specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services, but training can reduce or eliminate incorrect or insufficient coding that can directly affect the bottom line.

Access Innovations, Inc. provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can:

  • Minimize the risk of a coding error
  • Identify inappropriate or inadvertently applied tags
  • Display a “map” of coding distributions to allow management to get a bird’s-eye view of the coding assignment flow.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Data Harmony, a unit of Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.