ICD-10 Implementation Strategies: New Employees

We will be sharing a number of strategies to help your practice successfully implement ICD-10-CM. Please remember to track your progress in your ICD-10 Implementation Tracker on AAPC’s website.
New Employees
Make sure you are paying attention to new employees in your practice. Bring them up to speed to the rest of the staff regarding ICD-10 implementation. Copies of any prior ICD-10 trainings should be given to them, along with any reference materials used. Share presentations that have been given on ICD-10, set them up with online training tools that your office uses to reinforce ICD-10 training. You may want a long-time employee to work with them to ensure they can raise to the level of the other employees, as quickly as possible. With some time still left, they should be able to get to your expected level of expertise before October 1, 2015. Just don’t put it off for too long: We are under 90 days left until implementation.


Rhonda Buckholtz

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Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CRC, CDEO, CMPE, CHC, COPC, AAPC Approved Instructor, is owner of Coding and Reimbursement Experts. She spends her time helping physician practices achieve operational excellence, compliance, education, and Lean Six Sigma through her consulting. Buckholtz has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare management, compliance, and reimbursement/coding sectors. She was responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC during the transition from ICD-9. Buckholtz has authored numerous articles for healthcare publications and she has spoken at numerous national conferences for AAPC and others. She is past co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup, Advanced Payment Models Workgroup, and she provided testimony for ICD-10 and standardization of data for National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Buckholtz is on AAPC’s National Advisory Board.

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