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On October 1, 2015, the ICD-9 code sets used to report medical diagnoses and inpatient procedures will be replaced by ICD-10 code sets. Is your hospital prepared for a smooth transition? In this newsletter self-study lesson, participants will read six articles from HFMA's Revenue Cycle Strategist newsletter that explain:

  • How to prepare inpatient surgical services for ICD-10.
  • What some of the similarities and differences in common coding are between the two code sets.
  • What kind of ICD-10 training different groups of staff need.
  • How to engage physicians in improving their documentation skills to accommodate the greater level of specificity in ICD-10 coding.
  • How to determine the realistic financial impact of ICD-10.

After this Self-Study Lesson, You'll Be Able to:

  • Recognize several aspects of ICD-10 that introduce additional complexity to the coding process.
  • Differentiate ICD-10 training requirements for revenue cycle staff, physicians and other clinicians, and clinical documentation improvement staff. 
  • Identify an effective strategy and three tactics for improving physicians’ clinical documentation skills.
  • List three techniques important in estimating the impact ICD-10 will have on future reimbursements.


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Self-Study Article Information

  • CPE credits: 1.0
  • Designed for: Healthcare finance leaders interested in learning how to prepare their organizations for the implementation of ICD-10
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Prerequisite knowledge: Basic understanding of coding
  • Instructional method: Self-study
  • Format: Online
  • NASBA Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications
  • Program prerequisite: None
  • Advance preparation: None
  • Course Availability: This newsletter self-study lesson is available for purchase through January 2015. Once purchased, you’ll have one year to finish your lesson. 

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