As health care providers are going through the process of preparing for the ICD-10 coding classification transition, it is a good opportunity to evaluate other areas related to the process. One practical way to prepare for the ICD-10 transition is to look at areas in which you can improve how you document your clinical services. This will also provide a learning opportunity for staff. This interesting news was found on PhysBizTech in their article, “What you’ll need to provide for specific and detailed ICD-10 coding.”

Not only does medical coding require specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which health care providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services, but training can reduce or eliminate incorrect or insufficient coding that can directly affect the bottom line.

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.