Below is a listing of what is available between now and October.
· The North Carolina component of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) offers specialty specific ICD-10 training. Learn what e-learning options are available at their website.
· The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) also is gearing up for the changeover. On February 14, there will be a live webcast on best practices and available resources. At this meeting, representatives from various health care sectors will share their perspectives on preparing for the October 1, 2014, ICD-10 compliance date. Panels will include health care providers, payers and vendors.
Please be sure to register for the live webcast sessions to hear CMS and your colleagues discuss important ICD-10 topics.
Date: Friday, February 14, 2014
Time: 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Webcast Registration: Register to attend the meeting via webcast. A confirmation email will be sent to you prior to the summit with a link to view the live webcast sessions.
For detailed information on session times and discussion topics, please review the summit agenda.
To help make sure you’re prepared, CMS has released a new MLN Connects™ video on ICD-10 Coding Basics. Sue Bowman from AHIMA provides a basic introduction to ICD-10 coding, including:
- Similarities to and differences from ICD-9
- ICD-10 code structure
- Coding process and examples
- 7th Character
- Placeholder “x”
- Excludes notes
- Unspecified codes
- External cause codes
Local offerings in North Carolina include:
The Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) throughout the state in conjunction with NCHIMA also will be offering classes leading up to the implementation of ICD-10. The ICD-10-CM training sessions will have a small part on the foundation for understanding the structure of an ICD-10-CM. The rest of the course will focus on how to code using ICD-10-CM, covering the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines. Emphasis will also be directed to codes that require expanded clinical documentation to code to the highest level of specificity.
Dates for 2014 training are:
- Southern Regional AHEC (Fayetteville) – January 31
- Northwest AHEC (Hickory) – March 14
- Area L AHEC (Rocky Mount) – May 9
- Charlotte AHEC – May 13, June 19 and August 26
- Eastern AHEC (Greenville) – June 6
- SEAHEC (Wilmington) – June 24
- Wake AHEC (Raleigh) – August 12
- Greensboro & Northwest AHEC (Moses Cone) – August 22
Mountain AHEC is offering ICD-10 training in March and April 2014.
- March 6, 2014: ICD-10-CM Overview for Physicians and Mid-Level Providers (2-hour evening class).
- April 14-16, 2014: ICD-10 Certified Professional Coding Workshop- AAPC Exam Prep (3 days for coders).
- April 17 & 18, 2014: Specialty practice ICD-10 Coding: Family Medicine/Internal Medicine; Family Medicine/Pediatrics; OB/GYN Three 4-hour sessions for physicians, mid-levels, coders, billing specialists.