ACOG'S ICD-10 TRAINING
ACOG is offering multiple ICD-10 training opportunities. In addition to Coding Webcasts and Workshops, we will provide articles on ICD-10 coding and links to helpful sites from the ICD-10 page here on the ACOG website. We will post all ICD-10 training schedules, activities, and updates here on the ICD-10 page as we roll out this training.
All 2013 ACOG Coding webcasts will include ICD-10 information and examples. Additionally, the June 2013 webcast: ICD-10 Diagnosis Coding for Obstetric Care Complications is ICD-10 specific. This webcast will also be recorded and available online after the original live broadcast.
ACOG OnDemand Webcasts
Currently there are three introductory ICD-10 webcasts in our webcast archives that may be viewed as pay-per-view events.
ICD-9 to ICD-10: What to Expect provides details on the primary distinctions between ICD-9 and ICD-10 with examples offered for OB/Gyn practices. The basic principles of ICD coding are addressed and their applicability to ICD-10 is explored.
ICD-10 Documentation Guidelines discusses the clinical specificity necessary to appropriately assign ICD-10 codes. Clinical examples illustrating both effective and suboptimal documentation will be highlighted.
ICD-10 Documentation Requirements provides an overview of the conventions, guidelines and classifications used in ICD-10. The general principles of ICD-10 coding will be reviewed as well as the key guidelines applicable to the female genitourinary system and maternity care.
NOTE: CEU credit is only available for live broadcasts. No CEUs are available for archived webcasts.
The ACOG ICD-10 training plan was adjusted slightly due to the ICD-10 implementation delay. Our plan for 2013 is to continue our focus on assisting our members in improving their documentation specificity and diagnostic coding skills. Quality of physician documentation will be one of the most critical issues with successful ICD-10 implementation. The ACOG Coding Workshops in 2013 contain an enhanced ICD-10 discussion with multiple ICD-10 examples in each module, in order to continue to introduce and familiarize our attendees with the new code set.
The 2014 Coding Workshop schedule will be available in October 2013.
Based on recommendations from CMS and others, ACOG initially planned to implement ICD-10 training using only ICD-10 codes in the 2013 ACOG Coding Workshops. We have moved the schedule for this intensive training out one year, though the 2013 workshops contain significant ICD-10 content and examples.
Intensive ICD-10-CM training will commence in the 2014 Coding Workshops. Implementing intensive training any earlier than 6-9 months prior to the ICD-10 compliance date, per most experts, will result in having to re-train physicians and staff since the new codes cannot be used until October of 2014. The intensive training will include a new, half-day module that will focus on code selection exercises.
In addition to timely articles on coding, practice management and liability issues, ACOG will also provide updates on ICD-10 training through the monthly subscription listserv. To subscribe to the listserv, visit the signup page on the ACOG website (www.acog.org). Once on the website, click on the Practice Management tab from the blue bar at the top of the page. Then click on Practice Management and Managed Care in the left-side menu. Scroll down to the Practice Management Update Newsletter article. When you open the article, there is a ‘Join Our List’ button that you may use to signup for the free newsletter.
Alternatively, you may subscribe to the newsletter using the following link: acog.org/About_ACOG/ACOG_Departments/Practice_Management_and_Managed_Care/Practice_Management_Update_Newsletter
Past editions of the newsletter are also available. There is an unsubscribe link on every edition, in case you no longer wish to receive copies.
Complete versions of ICD-10
CMS ICD-10 Webpage
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
CMS General Equivalency Mappings (GEMS)
Free Crosswalk Links:
The American Academy of Professional Coders
Alkaline Software ICD Tool
Remember to check this page frequently for updates on ICD-10 training, tips, and tools.