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:
- Emergency Department
- Family Practice
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Mental and Behavioral
- Otolaryngology (ENT)
ICD-10 Documentation Training for Physicians is approved for continuing medical education (CME) credit, and a demo can be viewed online.