Physicians Practice: ICD-10 Education and Training Planning

Now is the time to begin planning for ICD-10 training and education if you haven’t already. AAPC ICD-10 Specialist Jackie Stack, BSHA, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CFPC, CIMC, CPEDC, CCP-P, recently published an article in Physicians Practice about the first steps to take to prepare for implementation education and training.

“Do not underestimate the size and scope of ICD-10 educational needs,” she says. “While IT will, most likely, be the largest expense for your practice, especially if you need any additional hardware, training and education will be the next biggest expense.”

The article outlines questions managers should ask when developing the training and education plan, important topics to consider to meet the training needs of the various staff members, how to plan for different learning styles, and different potential methods of training delivery. There will be a follow-up article that will identify when to deliver training, options for who will provide training, and how to tell if the training was successful.

Read the full article.


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