It should be no surprise that time is the biggest obstacle for healthcare professionals as they prepare for the ICD-10 conversion. With just over a year and a half left until the October 1, 2014 deadline, a recent survey showed that 74.6% of the respondents are only 25% or less completed in their ICD-10 implementations.

HIT Consultant brought this to our attention in their article, “Survey: Time Is the Biggest Obstacle to ICD-10 Conversion.” The new ICD-10 system will have five times more codes to use for billing reimbursement than the current ICD-9 does.

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