The transition to ICD-10 will have an impact on nearly every department in a hospital and will especially affect payment. This in-depth course was developed for those responsible for implementing an ICD-10 transition plan. It discusses the impact of the transition on payment and productivity, and offers downloadable templates that can be used as blueprints for planning and executing the transition. The course emphasizes the steps necessary to achieve the best financial outcome.

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Course information:  

  • Approximate time to complete: 3 hours
  • Designed for: Persons responsible for ICD-10 transition
  • Instructional method: Self-study
  • Format: Online
  • Program prerequisite: None

Course modules:

  • ICD-10: Introduction
  • Preparing for ICD-10
  • Developing an Action Plan for ICD-10 Transition
  • Planning for Documentation Capture and Coding Efficiency
  • Projecting the Budget for ICD-10 Implementation
  • Summary and Conclusion

Learning objectives:

After this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify key tasks and objectives for a successful transition to ICD-10.
  • Develop strategies to avoid pitfalls and maximize opportunities for a successful transition.
  • Assess and plan for the potential reimbursement effect of the transition.
  • Create tangible change management strategies to empower stakeholders to accept and embrace the transition to ICD-10.
  • Identify the elements of a successful go-live communications plan.

Course takeaways:  

  • ICD-10 Action Plan Template
  • ICD-10 Data Collection Questionnaire Template

HFMA Members: $149
Non-Members: $199

About The ICD-10 Curriculum: HFMA's eLearning self-study course was developed by HFMA in conjunction with Rose T. Dunn, RHIA, CPA, FACHE, FHFMA, chief operating officer of First Class Solutions Inc. Dunn is a nationally recognized professional in the health information industry. Throughout her more than 30-year career, she has spoken publicly on numerous occasions, held adjunct faculty positions in baccalaureate and master degree programs, and has authored a long list of publications.

Course Availability: One year from start date. 

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