Healthcare professionals are working hard to prepare for the transition to the ICD-10 coding classification system. The deadline of October 2014 seems to be coming faster and faster. Industry professionals have advice on how to make the next year and half as productive as possible. Becker’s ASC Review brought this topic to our attention in their article, “7 Ways to Make the ICD-10 Switch Less Painful.”

Their number one advice is to start training. Medical coding is not easy. Medical coding requires specialized expertise and systems tailored to the regulatory requirements in which healthcare providers, hospitals, and doctors deliver their services.

Access Integrity provides tools and services for quality assurance and validation of medical coding. Their Medical Claims Compliance system can be used to quickly and accurately validate medical coding, or to locate errors in existing documentation. The cost savings are potentially huge.

Melody K. Smith

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