Improved documentation, while definitely an ICD-10 prerequisite, will also improve reimbursement accuracy and patient care with the ICD-9 code set.
Provo, Utah (PRWEB) May 06, 2014
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, will be exhibiting at the 7th Annual Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) Conference in Las Vegas held May 7 through 9. The company will be providing information on its ICD-10 readiness training intended for CDI specialists and physicians.
“Accurate documentation is important no matter which code set you are using,” said Mike Hodgson, Career Step Executive Vice President of Healthcare Products and Partnerships. “Improved documentation, while definitely an ICD-10 prerequisite, will also improve reimbursement accuracy and patient care with the ICD-9 code set, which is why we will have information about our ICD-10 CDI Workshop and Physician Training at the ACDIS show. By conducting this training now, organizations can see benefits today and prepare staff for the transition when it does take place.”
Career Step will be exhibiting at the ACDIS show in booth 132. The company will have information available on its CDI Workshop and Physician Training programs. The CDI Workshop provides in-depth training to enable CDI Specialists to identify the changes needed to meet the ICD-10 documentation requirements. The ICD-10 Physician Training teaches providers the specialty-specific documentation changes needed to provide coders the information to accurately assign ICD-10 codes.
“The ICD-10 delay surprised the entire industry. However, some of the ICD-10 preparations can make a difference before the transition—documentation is one of these areas,” said John Tintinalli, Career Step Vice President of Product Management. “While many areas of ICD-10 training are being put on hold, documentation practices can be a focus now—improving short-term reimbursement accuracy and ensuring CDI specialists’ and providers’ readiness when the transition does take place.”
For more information on Career Step’s CDI Workshop and Physician Training, visit Career Step at the ACDIS Conference in booth 132 or learn more at corporatetraining.careerstep.com or 1-888-989-7512.
About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at http://www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.