With the ICD-10 coding classification transition countdown seemingly going faster, how ready are providers for the implementation? A survey by Aloft Group, a Newburyport, Massachusetts healthcare branding and marketing firm, sheds some light on just that. Healthcare Informatics brought this information to our attention in their article, “A Look at ICD-10 Readiness.”

After surveying over 260 healthcare providers, the results show that almost 75% are 25% or less along in their ICD-10 conversion process. This is surprising and a little bit scary.

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.

Melody K. Smith

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