ICD-10 Learning Opportunities

the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is offering ICD-10 documentation and coding concept webcasts for a variety of specialties. To view the webcast please visit cms.gov/ICD10 for a link to “Road to 10,” then click on the “Webcast” tab located in the left-hand navigation bar. An AHIMA-certified coder presents on the webcast, which focuses on unique ICD-10 clinical documentation needs and hot topics.

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A listing of some ICD-10 training and preparation courses offered on-line and statewide:

The North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) is partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina’s (BCBSNC) Strategic Provider Relationships Team to offer and promote informational forums about the coming transition to ICD-10.  Lee Ford, an ICD-10 coding expert, will be the featured speaker. Franklin Walker, Director of Programs & Practice Management for the NCMS Foundation, also will discuss practice and trading partner readiness with attendees.

Additional information including the schedule of events and the registration form are available on BCBSNC’s News and Information website.

Other ICD-10 training 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:

  • Charlotte AHEC —  August 26
  • Wake AHEC (Raleigh) – August 12
  • Greensboro & Northwest AHEC (Moses Cone) – August 22

Access free educational resources from the AMA for practical insight into the preparation process, or visit the AMA Store for additional training opportunities and products.

 
 

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