Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
This Week's News
This Week's News
Web-based training program to offer practical preparation for ICD-10
A year ahead of the Oct. 1, 2014, compliance deadline for ICD-10 implementation, the AMA Store is offering a robust Web-based ICD-10 training solution to help physicians and their practice staff successfully transition to the new code set.
The 3M™ ICD-10 Education Program, available for purchase from the AMA Store later this month, is a comprehensive training approach for physicians and their entire staff. It will be the first Web-based ICD-10 education option available through the AMA Store.
While the program is offered as three different packages, most physicians will find the Physician Practice Package an ideal fit. It includes specialty-specific videos for physicians and mid-level health care professionals that hone in on ICD-10 issues most relevant to their practices. At just 20-35 minutes long, each video can be viewed at the physician's convenience.
A set of 22 training modules can help coders prepare for ICD-10 procedural coding. These 90-minute modules feature case studies, self-assessments, practice questions, tests, and progress and completion reports. Since training is delivered online, it can be easily accessed and reviewed as frequently as needed. Continuing education credits are available for the modules.
The package also includes two ICD-10 awareness courses to give an overview of the new code set to members of the practice staff who are not directly responsible for coding. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, training is delivered in the specific context needed for different job functions and matches trainees to the appropriate education track.
3M Health Information Systems is a leader in ICD-10 education, having assisted clients in such countries as Canada, the United Kingdom and Germany successfully make the transition from ICD-9. Visit the AMA Store website for more information about this program.
Although the AMA continues its efforts to stop the roll-out of ICD-10, physicians should be ready for implementation of the new code set—a process that will take considerable time and preparation.
Read more about the AMA's advocacy efforts to halt ICD-10 implementation and other AMA resources that can help physicians prepare in a recent story in AMA Wire.