SALT LAKE CITY (PRWEB) December 04, 2012
AAPC (http://www.aapc.com), the leader in credentialing the business side of medicine, has created ICD10Forums.com, a new online community to discuss all things related to ICD-10 implementation. The forums are free to join and open to anyone preparing for the ICD-10 code set transition scheduled for October 1, 2014. ICD-10 implementation, mandated by the Department of Health and Human Services, will change everything from physician documentation to coding and reimbursement, and will require a significant effort to implement. The forum discussions will help answer questions and concerns relating to all aspects of ICD-10. Current forum topics include:
- ICD-10 Planning/Preparing: What do I do now to prepare?
- Documentation for ICD-10: Documentation concerns
- ICD-9 to ICD-10 Mapping and Crosswalks: GEMS and mapping
“These forums will be especially helpful for those involved in the transition from ICD-9 code sets to ICD-10,” said Rhonda Buckholtz, vice president of ICD-10 training and education. “This is the place to discuss the inevitable questions and concerns, regardless of where you are in the implementation process.”
To get involved in the respective forum discussions, visit ICD10Forums.com or view other AAPC ICD-10 resources (http://www.aapc.com/ICD-10/icd-10-codes.aspx).
AAPC (aapc.com) is the nation’s largest training and credentialing association for the business side of medicine, with more than 119,000 members representing physician offices, outpatient facilities, and payer environments. AAPC certifications validate the knowledge and expertise of health care professionals in disciplines including medical coding, auditing, compliance, and practice management. AAPC offers the industry-leading Certified Professional Coder (CPC®), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®), Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO™), and Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM®) credentials, along with more than 20 specialty-specific coding credentials. AAPC also provides a wide variety of continuing education, resources, and networking opportunities.