tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2014 Issue 12

ICD 10: Ensure You're Prepared to Get Staff Prepped for ICD-10

Be prepared to clock in for an approximate 16 hours of coding training. With ICD-10 implementation less than a year away, everyone who currently reports ICD-9 codes needs to get serious about learning the new system. AHIMA estimates that each outpatient coder will need roughly 16 hours of coding training for ICD-10, assuming the coder already has knowledge of biomedical science. Take training into your own hands by implementing our experts’ strategies. Pay Attention to the Following 5 Tasks Your first step toward organizing your ICD-10 implementation is to form a competent management team and a comprehensive project plan...

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