I'd like to comment that I think some people are stressing out about ICD-10. Yes, it will be major changes. However, there are resources out there that are free or inexpensive. The World Health Organization has a great set of modules that are free, I have worked thru them and found them to be really helpful. Also, CMS has a multitude of CEU opportunities now, again free, AND they prepare you more for ICD-10. It is a major change, but it you look around, you can find resources now to help you. Not everyone has to spend $1000 plus at this time. There are also anatomy course pertaining to each specialty, so if you dont need everything, just purchase the one or two modules you need. I'm not down playing it, but think about what your specific needs are at your practice/facility, look around and decide the best course of action for you. You don't necessarily need to "know it all." I personally think the proficiency exam on AAPC's behalf is a great idea. I proved I know ICD-9 coding in my CPC exam, not ICD-10!
And by the way, when a new technology comes about, physicians often times are REQUIRED to take a training course on that procedure before they can perform the surgery, either required by the facility they will be performing the procedure, or by the manufacturer to know that the physician can effectively perform that procedure.
Best of luck to you all!
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