A comprehensive ICD-10 testing service has been launched by CTG Health Solutions that will help health organizations comply with the new coding system in plenty of time before the October 2014 deadline.

This interesting news was brought to us by Healthcare Finance News in their article, “CTG Health Solutions Launches ICD-10 Testing Service.” This service employs a proven testing methodology, tools, consulting, and comprehensive testing of information technology systems. Considering the challenges many are facing in preparation for the ICD-10 coding classification transition, this is another tool to consult for assessment.

The new ICD-10 coding classification system will have five times the number of codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does. Healthcare provider concerns are based on this and other challenges.

Access Innovations’ M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specialists in complex coding, tagging, and indexing can minimize the risk of coding errors with proper training and quality assurance. Many widely used tagging systems lack a user-friendly interface and may not implement a rigorous ANSI-compliant coding subsystem. Access Innovations’ solutions are ANSI-compliant and implement state-of-the-art technology to speed tagging and reduce errors.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in thesaurus, ontology, and taxonomy creation and metadata application.