"One of the biggest challenges to adopting the ICD-10 coding system for 2013 implementation will be learning a new system while keeping staff on track with the current ICD-9-CM coding system," says Shannon McCall, Director of HIM and Coding for HCPro
Marblehead, MA (PRWEB) September 7, 2010
The biggest change to the healthcare coding industry is coming in October, 2013, and HCPro, Inc., a leader in healthcare education and training, is announcing several programs to help healthcare organizations begin their training for the transition.
HCPro's expert Boot Camp faculty have begun teaching one- and two-day ICD-10 Basics Boot Camps. These courses use practical examples and hands-on learning to introduce students to the most important aspects of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding. After taking the course, students understand new conventions in the ICD-10-CM coding guidelines and the new structure for inpatient procedure coding.
"One of the biggest challenges to adopting the ICD-10 coding system for 2013 implementation will be learning a new system while keeping staff on track with the current ICD-9-CM coding system," says Shannon McCall, Director of HIM and Coding for HCPro and developer of the new boot camp."Coders need to remain expert for another 36 months in the current system while developing a new proficiency so they can hit the ground running in 2013. This will make a carefully staged training plan crucial to the transition."
In addition to the onsite classes now being conducted, HCPro will also offer open registration classes in major cities across the country and provide the course in an interactive online format beginning in February 2011.
“Health care customers appreciate having a choice to bring the program to their organization, attend a class close to them, or purchase the online option for training on their own time,” says Lauren McLeod, publisher for HCPro’s revenue cycle division. "HCPro works with organizations to choose the option that best fits their organization’s unique size, structure, and budget."
For information on ICD-10 training and education please call 888-232-8915.
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