Physicians Practice: Avoid Medical Practice Productivity Loss Due to ICD-10

Some see ICD-10 implementation as an obstacle, but it’s really a chance to improve your healthcare business skills and knowledge. AAPC’s VP of ICD-10 Education and Training Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, CENTC, recently published a Physicians Practice article on avoiding productivity loss after ICD-10 implementation.

“Failure to prepare early enough will result in lost productivity,” she says. “Coders should devote roughly 20 hours to 40 hours of training to ICD-10 education prior to the transition. Physicians should plan on about eight hours to 16 hours of ICD-10 training.”


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