AAPC Launches ICD-10 Documentation Training

Specialty-specific training prepares physicians for more rigorous ICD-10 requirements

AAPC, the leader in advancing the business of healthcare, has launched an ICD-10 training for physicians in the final year before implementation. The 3-hour online curriculum teaches ICD-10-CM documentation requirements by medical specialty and from a provider’s perspective.

AAPC’s recent study of more than 20,000 audits of physicians’ clinical documentation showed that only 63% of current documentation is sufficient to support the more rigorous ICD-10 requirements. The study goes on to note that if the facility is otherwise fully prepared for ICD-10, but clinical documentation is not improved, then accurate coding and proper payment will not be possible.

“One of the largest problems to follow ICD-10 implementation will be insufficient documentation,” said Rhonda Buckholtz, AAPC VP of ICD-10 Education and Training. “Providers need to know what to do differently to avoid productivity loss, claim denials, compliance missteps, and lost revenue. ICD-10 documentation training is an absolute necessity for a smooth transition next year.”

Physician training is available in the following specialties:

  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Department
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mental and Behavioral
  • Multi-Specialty
  • Neurology
  • OB/GYN
  • Oncology/Hematology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonology
  • Radiology
  • Urology

ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians is approved for continuing medical education (CME) credit, and a demo can be viewed online.


One Response to “AAPC Launches ICD-10 Documentation Training”

  1. Valerie Malone says:

    We have 3 providers in an GYN practice that needs ICD-10 documentation training.

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