OCR for ICD-10 Readiness


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Posted on: November 15, 2013

With a little less than a year until ICD-10 standards take effect, healthcare organizations are scrambling to get processes set. Large healthcare organizations are already allocating employees and resources to address the new coding standards. However, small to medium sized providers are finding it difficult to address the new standards sufficiently. With limited resources, small to medium sized healthcare organizations should turn to ABBYY OCR data capture solutions to address impending ICD-10 standards.

OCR data capture provides added validation for ICD-10

OCR data capture technology drastically improves ICD-10 coding processes. ICD-10 coding is a very time consuming, manual process that is prone to user errors. By leveraging best-in-class OCR data capture, organizations can render the process more accurate and efficient by adding a level of automated data validation. Suppose an ICD-coder reads a patient symptom as having a high-fever and incorrectly codes for the symptom. Rather than receive penalties associated with mishandled coding or the incur the effects on claims, ABBYY FlexiCapture data capture solution can review the symptoms and the code associated with that symptom for accuracy. If the symptom and the code entered do not match the appropriate standard, the OCR solution will prompt an operator to review.

Such a solution provides small to medium healthcare organizations with a cost-effective solution to help transition to ICD-10 standards. By rendering the process more accurate, OCR technology provides organizations with a strategy to avoid the risks inherent in incorrect application of codes. Make sure your organization is well equipped come October 1 and leverage OCR data capture technology.

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