Still Time to Demonstrate Your I-10 Proficiency

Still Time to Demonstrate Your I-10 Proficiency

To ensure employers’ continued confidence in credential holders’ abilities to accurately code for current code sets, and to reinforce the high standards set by our certifications, AAPC members holding CPC®, COC™, CPC-P®, CPC-I®, CRC®, a coding specialty (excluding CIRCC®), or CPMA® must demonstrate proficiency in ICD-10-CM.

Demonstration of proficiency can be made in one of two ways, depending on your comfort level, learning style, and familiarity with diagnostic coding

Due to the varying nature of continuing education and audience participation, certified members may not show ICD-10-CM proficiency via CEU submissions. ICD-10 certifications from other organizations are not acceptable for demonstrating proficiency.

Timed Assessment – This is an online, 3.5 hour assessment of 75 multiple choice questions. An 80 percent or better passing rate assures demonstration of proficiency. Members have two attempts to pass and the assessment is open-book and not proctored. No CEUs are given for completion.

Cost is a $60 administration fee for two attempts.

At Your Own Pace – This is an online, 16-hour assessment course that includes training about ICD-10-CM format and structure, groups, categories, guidelines, and coding concepts. Successful completion of 150 questions while taking the course assures demonstration of proficiency. Assessment questions are open-book and untimed. Members may earn 16 CEUs.

Cost is $395 for the course and assessment.

Scholarship Opportunities for Assessment

The AAPC Chapter Association (AAPCCA) offers a Hardship Scholarship fund, part of which has been designated for members whose situation requires help to maintain professional credentialing. The scholarship committee is composed of former AAPCCA board members and ICD-10 applications are reviewed several times a week. Information in easy-to-understand FAQs is available here.

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Rhonda Buckholtz

Rhonda Buckholtz

Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC,has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, working in the reimbursement, billing, and coding sectors, in addition to being an instructor. She is responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC. She has authored many articles for health care publications and has spoken at conferences across the country. She is co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup and has provided testimony ongoing for ICD-10 and standardization of data for NCVHS. She also sits on the Provider Outreach and Education committee for Novitas Solutions (formerly Highmark Medicare Services).
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Rhonda Buckholtz, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CENTC, CGSC, COBGC, CPEDC, has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, working in the reimbursement, billing, and coding sectors, in addition to being an instructor. She is responsible for all ICD-10 training and curriculum at AAPC. She has authored many articles for health care publications and has spoken at conferences across the country. She is co-chair for the WEDI ICD-10 Implementation Workgroup and has provided testimony ongoing for ICD-10 and standardization of data for NCVHS. She also sits on the Provider Outreach and Education committee for Novitas Solutions (formerly Highmark Medicare Services).

2 Responses to “Still Time to Demonstrate Your I-10 Proficiency”

  1. Connie L. Anderson says:

    Need to know exact site I go to to take the proficiency exam

  2. Andrea otano says:

    I would like to apply for the hardship scholarship fund. Please email me at otanoandrea@yahoo. Com

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