ICD-10 Code Set Training OptionsAs part of the ICD-10 implementation and planning process, practice managers will need to find a training program for their staff. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) suggests that coding staff working outside the hospital inpatient setting get at least 16 hours of ICD-10 education, focusing on ICD-10-CM and not ICD-10-PCS. Inpatient coding staff should have at least 50 hours of ICD-10 training as they will need to learn both ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Meanwhile, the American Academy Of Professional Coders quoted CMS when stating that any full-time coder will need approximately 40 hours of training, and physicians will need at least another 12 hours on top of that. Given this slight discrepancy, it seems training time will be based on your staff’s individual capabilities. The following is a brief list of national training options.
AAPCFor the general code set, AAPC offers:
- Bootcamp – A two-day training on the code set includes complete, in-depth guidelines, discovered nuances, hands-on exercises, and a practice assessment.
- Online Training – Covers coding format, structure, and guidelines, and includes multimedia presentation and quizzes.
- Local Chapter Training – These limited events are exclusively for AAPC members and are held with participating chapters, providing a comprehensive training on the ICD-10-CM Code Set.
- Onsite Training – This is available for organizations with groups of ten or more. Trainings are held at your facility and led by ICD-10 certified trainers.