If you think you’ve estimated the right amount of training time for ICD-10-CM, you probably should increase it. Cindy Grant, CHIM , Shannon E. McCall, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, CPC, CPC-I, CEMC, CCDS, Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, and Melanie Endicott, MBA/HCM, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, explain why organizations will need to plan additional hours of training for ICD-10-CM.
The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) was originally referred to as the Uniform Classification of Causes of Death. Robert S. Gold, MD , reveals why ICD in the United States doesn't correlate well with the systems in other countries and omits various important clinical conditions that can cause fatal outcomes for patients.
Anatomy hasn’t changed in hundreds of years, but with the additional specificity required in ICD-10-CM, coders will need to brush up on their knowledge . Shelley C. Safian, PhD, CCS-P, CPC-H, CPC-I, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, takes coders on a tour of the respiratory system and compares ICD-9 and ICD-10-CM coding for some respiratory conditions.