In the middle of the AMA and other professional organizations still seeking to get the ICD-10 coding classification transition delayed or stopped completely, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is encouraging providers to not stop and wait, but to continue training and preparing.

This topic was inspired by the article, “AHIMA: Do Not Delay ICD-10 Training,” found in Becker’s ASC Review. 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, has announced its newest business endeavor, Access Integrity, Inc., to provide tools and services for quality assurance and validation of medical coding. Their Medical Claims Compliance system can be used to quickly and accurately validate medical coding or to locate errors in existing documentation. The cost savings are potentially huge.

Medical Claims Compliance is not just for physicians, hospitals, and their data service providers. It also includes tools that give auditors and insurers the information management tools they need to quickly identify areas of noncompliance or suspicious activity.

Melody K. Smith

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