ICD-10 training

The following online, training courses are available for health care providers to learn how ICD-10 may affect their practices:

Are You Ready? webinar

This session is for health care providers who are in the early stages of preparing for ICD-10. It outlines four basic steps practices can take to be ready to submit claims with ICD-10 codes by Oct. 1, 2015.

Specialty-specific training

The Payers Collaboration, a consortium of health insurers, also offers webinars for physicians and other health care providers. Each webinar presents an ICD-10 overview along with tips for documentation and coding by specialty. Participants will see how common diagnosis codes are affected by ICD-10, learn about free testing options and receive other resources. View a list of previously recorded webinars.

Continuing medical education (CME) credits and continuing education units are not available for webinars offered by Humana or The Payers Collaboration.

CMS training tips for the ICD-10 transition

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recommends the following medical codes training timelines:

  • Provide intensive training no sooner than six to nine months prior to implementation for coders who will not assign ICD-10-CM/PCS codes until the implementation date.
  • Provide 50 hours training to hospital inpatient coders (ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS).
  • Provide 16 hours training to other coders (ICD-10-CM only).

If you are looking for coder or clinician training in preparation for your transition to ICD-10, consider contacting the American Medical Association, CMS, Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI), American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) or other associations that provide ICD-10 training directly to health care providers. Specialists will want to look for specialty-specific ICD-10 training offered by societies and professional organizations.

ICD-10 resources and training materials are available through CMS, professional associations and societies, and software and system vendors.