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: N/A; HFMA newsletter self-study lessons are not eligible for CPE credits.
- 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.