The one-year delay in the deadline for moving to the ICD-10 diagnostic coding system has been set, and many healthcare professionals are not satisfied that the delay is long enough to relieve some of the burdens that come with the transition.

American Medical News brought this information to our attention in their article, “Doctors shift focus to compliance as ICD-10 deadline set.” The complexity of the new coding system is part of their concerns. Complex coding requires training.

Access Innovations, developer of the M.A.I. machine-assisted indexing system and specializing in complex coding, tagging, and indexing, provides a range of services that deliver tag integrity. Access Innovations provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can assist in minimizing the risk of a coding error and identify inappropriately applied tags.

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. For more information, contact Access Innovations.

Melody K. Smith

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