Now is the time to plan for ICD-10 training and education, if you haven’t already started. AAPC’s ICD-10 Specialist Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, CCP-P, recently authored an article for Physicians Practice in which she details when various staff members should get their ICD-10 training, what types of training to consider, where to get the training, and how to evaluate the success of the training.
“Depending on the size of your practice a committee may need to be established to assist the project,” she writes. “The size and scope of ICD-10 education must not be underestimated. With a good education plan, the education and training will be a success.”
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December 20th, 2012
Now is the time to begin planning for ICD-10 training and education if you haven’t already. AAPC ICD-10 Specialist Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, CCP-P, recently published an article in Physicians Practice about the first steps to take to prepare for implementation education and training.
“Do not underestimate the size and scope of ICD-10 educational needs,” she says. “While IT will, most likely, be the largest expense for your practice, especially if you need any additional hardware, training and education will be the next biggest expense.”
The article outlines questions managers should ask when developing the training and education plan, important topics to consider to meet the training needs of the various staff members, how to plan for different learning styles, and different potential methods of training delivery. There will be a follow-up article that will identify when to deliver training, options for who will provide training, and how to tell if the training was successful.
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December 4th, 2012
With ICD-10 still looming on the horizon, many of us have begun the process of implementation, but there is still much to be done. Some have not begun either and AAPC ICD-10 trainer Jackie Stack, CPC, CPC-I, BSHA wrote that “taking a medical terminology or anatomy and pathophysiology course is a great way to prepare for ICD-10,” in the most recent HFMA Revenue Cycle Strategist.
“Many coding resources are available that will aid the transition to ICD-10,” she continued. “For the training to be successful, it should be completed in phases and at the appropriate time.”
Read the full version in hard copy version or by subscription in the May issue of the Revenue Cycle Strategist.
May 14th, 2012
How much do each of us really know about the ICD-10 changeover? AAPC’s vice president of ICD-10 education and training, Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC will discuss ICD-10 and the issues surrounding it in an upcoming webinar hosted by Advance for Health Information Professionals.
The webinar is August 15 and is free to attend. Read the full details here.
*Update—Attendees to this free webinar can now earn 1.0 CEUs for attending.*
May 10th, 2012
AAPC VP of ICD-10 education and training Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I recently wrote about ICD-10 and what practices can do now to prepare for the coding changeover in Diabetes Practice Options.
“In the administrative realm, all vendor contracts will need to be scrutinized and updates may need to be made,” she wrote. “Practice managers should check the language on government mandates and whether or not those mandates are covered in maintenance agreements. Working with vendors early will be crucial to a practice’s success in implementing the new codes.”
Read the full article here.
April 30th, 2012