Medical coding is changing. Coders who have been in the “biz” for years have faced a decision: either retire or learn the new coding classification system. The latter is a daunting task for most. However economy, job security, etc. make for strong motivators to learn a new system. Unfortunately, physicians have no such motive – or so they think.

Many obstacles discourage physicians from embracing this new system, but in the end it will be key to continuing a cash flow with reimbursements, and when has money not been a great motivator? Government Health IT brought this news to our attention in their article, “ICD-101: Flexibility a vital element of ICD-10 education.”

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.

Melody K. Smith

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