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Fast Tracking ICD-10 - Lagging Behind May Cost Your Organization in the End 
(August, 2013) What can all of us do to make all health care organizations from hospitals, physician practices to long term care, etc. understand the enormity of this transition? The bottom line is this; if you are not ready to submit claims on October 1, 2014 you will not get paid, it is as simple as that... Read More

Fast Tracking ICD-10 – Building the Action Plan 
(July 2013) It time to get geared up for ICD-10 to build our Action Plan. We just finished developing the budget for a large hospital system and found the bulk of the budget will go to software applications, hardware upgrades and education and training. These are the three highest risk areas. Now we have to turn the impact assessment and GAP Analysis into the action plan... Read More

ICD-10: Risks and Rewards 
(from icd10monitor.com, Talk Ten Tuesday, January 8, 2013) Listen to the podcast of a recent panel discussion including Deborah Grider of Blue & Co. related to ICD-10 implementation.. Read More


 


 

NOTE: AAPC CEUs are awarded for our Fundamentals and In-Depth Training sessions.


 

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

We offer a variety of training options for ICD-10 readiness. See below for course descriptions for the following training options:

 

• ICD-10 Fundamentals (one day/classroom training)

• ICD-10 In-Depth Training (three day/classroom training)

• ICD-10 Advanced In-Depth (one day/classroom training)

• ICD-10 Awareness Training (Webinar)

• ICD-10 Coding Training for Various Specialties (Webinars)

• ICD-10 Documentation Training (Webinars)

• We also offer onsite training; click the link above to request more information on this option.

 

 

ICD-10 Fundamentals

 

Course Description

 

This training will provide the a basic understanding of ICD-10-CM including guidelines, changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10, basic hands-on coding scenarios to build skill, an overview of ICD-10-PCS along with the importance of documentation and process improvement. This is 6 hours in length.


Click here to visit the official ICD-10 Fundamentals page to view further details, including pricing and location, as well as to register.

 

ICD-10 In-Depth Training

 

Course Description

 

This training will cover all areas of ICD-10 CM/PCS using complex case studies. The first two days of training (days 1 and 2) will cover ICD-10-CM format and structure, guidelines, conventions and terminology. The second two days of training (days 3 & 4) will cover ICD-10-PCS format and structure, guidelines, conventions and terminology as well as root operations. This training was developed by the American Health Information Management Association and is presented by an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer with extensive experience in all aspects of ICD-10. This is a hands-on session and includes the AHIMA training manuals and the ICD-10-CM/PCS code books. Anatomy and Physiology is a recommended pre-requisite to this training. Each day of training is 6 hours in length.


Click here to visit the official ICD-10 In-Depth Training page to view further details, including pricing and location, as well as to register.

 

ICD-10 Advanced In-Depth Training

 

Course Description

 

This training follows our ICD-10 In-Depth Training course serving as the 5th day in our training course and will provide intensive, hands-on coding of case studies and hospital records. This training is presented by an AHIMA ICD-10 Approved ICD-10 Trainer.

 

ICD-10 In-Depth Training is required prior to taking this one day course. Attendees will need to bring their ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS code books and work books from the ICD-10 In-Depth Training course. This is 6 hours in length.


Click here to visit the official ICD-10 Advanced In-Depth Training page to view further details, including pricing and location, as well as to register.

 

ICD-10 Coding Training for Various Specialties (Webinars)

 

Course Description

 

Learning ICD-10-CM coding concepts is extremely critical as they apply to each specialty. Each specialty specific coding session will help you prepare for the upcoming transition to ICD-10-CM, with a focus on common diagnoses reported for the individual specialty. You will take away an understanding of format and structure of ICD-10, Official Coding Guidelines; changes in conventions along with common diagnoses for your specialty. During each webinar we will review coding cases studies for ICD-10-CM and documentation required for the condition reported.


Click here to visit the official ICD-10 Coding by Specialty page to view further details, including pricing and course offerings, as well as to register.

 

 

ICD-10 Documentation Training (Webinars)

 

Course Description

 

A recent survey found that only 63% of providers' current documentation is sufficient to support the more rigorous ICD-10 requirements. If your providers don't record all details necessary for coders to accurately code in ICD-10, your practice risks facing a significant increase in denied and reduced payment claims come October 1, 2014.


Documentation will be a key issue for physicians as well as the hospitals with ICD-10. Documentation begins and ends with the practitioner. ICD-10-CM is more robust than ICD-9-CM and even if a practitioner is documenting accurately with ICD-9-CM, ICD-10 may be a challenge. It is important to begin the documentation transition now and continue to monitor improvement to documentation prior to the ICD-10 compliance date. With ICD-10-CM soon on the horizon, documentation has become the critical factor for the ICD-10 transition. Accurate clinical documentation will:

 

• Support ICD-10-CM codes

• Enable accurate coding of diagnoses and procedures

• Minimize claim denials

• Reduce exposure to RAC, MICs, and other payer audits

• Ensure compliance

• Improve cash flow


Click here to visit the official ICD-10 Documentation Training page to view further details, including pricing and course offerings, as well as to register.

 

 

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