In the midst of the many challenges the transition to ICD-10 has brought to healthcare organizations, the biggest concern seems to be with training and clinical readiness. Medical providers seem to be satisfied with the technology options surrounding the transition, but worry that their staff aren’t prepared and that the result will be a financial disaster.

Information Week Healthcare brought this topic to our attention in their article, “In ICD-10 Transition, Training Trumps Tech Concerns.” 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.

Melody K. Smith

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