With the preparations amplifying for the ICD-10 coding classification transition, the demand for trained medical coders is expected to increase. It is reported that many current medical coders are planning on retirement before the switch, leaving an even lesser amount to be trained. Becker’s ASC Review brought this news to our attention in their article, “Demand for Certified Professional Coders to Increase With ICD-10.”

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 the 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.