AAPC Begins ICD-10 Implementation Training With Series of Free Webinars
SALT LAKE CITY—July 9, 2009—To help providers and payers begin preparing for a smooth ICD-10 implementation process, the American Academy of Professional Coders is hosting a free Webinar series in July. The series, which has separate tracks for providers and payers, will review the ICD-10 training plan and the necessary steps for successful implementation. The Webinar schedule is:
- Thurs., July 16, 2009—Overview, Part 1
Part one of the overview will discuss the impact of ICD-10 to provider organizations and will dive into the first steps of implementation, which include organizing the implementation effort, developing a communication plan, conducting an impact analysis and organizing cross-functional efforts. This segment will also review how to develop timelines.
- Thurs., July 23, 2009—Overview, Part 2
Building upon the steps discussed in the first part of this Webinar series, part 2 of the overview will examine additional steps in the provider implementation plan. These steps include estimating budget, designing and developing an internal system, developing an education and training plan, contacting system vendors, planning for implementation, analyzing the business process and embarking on the first phase of education and training.
- Thurs., July 30, 2009—Overview, Part 3
The final segment of the three-part series continues on from the steps explained in the second part. Wrapping up the discussion on the implementation steps, this session will outline phase two of the education and training, policy change development, measuring outcomes, deployment of code by vendors to customers and implementation compliance.
Those attending the provider ICD-10 training implementation Webinar series may also sign up for a continuing education unit (CEU) module to earn up to three CEUs.
- Tues., July 21, 2009—Part 1: ICD-10 CM/PCS: The Basics for Health Plans and Payers
This segment will give an overview of what payers will need to focus on in the implementation and how to achieve their individual health plans’ goals. This kick-off Webinar segment is for all payer employees that need to be involved with the ICD-10 implementation.
- Tues., July 28, 2009—Part 2: Organizational Implementation of ICD-10 for Health Plans and Payers
With the potential for the ICD-10 transition to impact every part of a health plan or payer’s business, this segment will provide attendees with a 30,000-foot view of steps to implement the new system.
Those attending the payer ICD-10 training implementation Webinar series may also sign up for a CEU module worth up to two CEUs.
More information the AAPC’s free Webinar series for ICD-10 implementation training is available
on the AAPC’s Web site. Additional information on the AAPC’s five-year, comprehensive ICD-10
implementation plan is also available online.