Most healthcare organizations were pleased with the year delay for the ICD-10 implementation, but October 2014 is still coming fast. The transition efforts should not be relaxed.

This interesting topic was found on Healthcare IT News in their article, “ICD-10 Symposium targets ‘crucial time’.” On March 2, 2013, a day-long educational ICD-10 symposium will be offered at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition. This is designed to provide guidance, information, and training for the implementation process.

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.