ICD-10 will have a big impact on the medical reimbursement project for healthcare organizations of every size.  The ICD-10 coding classification transition is a huge code increase from ICD-9, with five times the number of codes to manage for reimbursement.

This information was found on Becker’s ASC Review in their article, “8 Steps for Small Surgery Centers to Make the ICD-10 Transition.” All this can be overwhelming to medical coders. Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which healthcare providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services. Training is very important. That is why Access Innovations, Inc. provides training to a client’s staff and then offers quality assurance and validation services that can:

  • Minimize the risk of a coding error
  • Identify inappropriate or inadvertently applied tags
  • Display a “map” of coding distributions to allow management to get a bird’s-eye view of the coding assignment flow.

Melody K. Smith

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