ICD-10 Monitor: Implementation Versus Code Set Training

“Implementation planning must come before code set training because the former planning process will take much longer than it takes to learn a new code set,” stated Kim Reid, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CPC-I and director of ICD-10 Development and Training for AAPC, in a recent article and podcast on ICD10Monitor.com.

The article highlights several key factors pertaining to ICD-10 implementation and why it is so important to plan now, rather than wait until we are closer to 2013. “Today the confusion mostly seems to revolve around what a practice should be doing now to ensure successful and timely implementation of ICD-10. There are many options available on the market for ICD-10 training, and it is important to understand the differences in all the options that are currently available,” she added.

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