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Eight ICD-10 Resources to Prepare Your Practice


ICD-10 training for your staff will vary by learning style and practice role. Here are eight resources to meet your needs.

The experts agree: The better trained you are, the less money you'll lose when the ICD-10 coding system takes effect on Oct. 1, 2015. But ensuring your staff is properly trained is no easy task, as there is no one-size-fits all approach."People have different learning styles, and what works for one person might not work for another," said Asia Blunt, an AAPC-certified coder and trainer. "You have to find what works for each member of your team."But that perfect resource might not be as elusive as you think."There are plenty of resources out there; it just depends on how much you need and want," said Tammie Olsen of Management Resource Group, a firm offering financial management and support services for the healthcare community.Still, Olsen warns that you have no time to lose. "Now is the time to act," said Olsen. "Medicare has already begun end-to-end testing. Don’t wait until the last minute."So with that warning in mind, here are eight expert-recommended training resources to help you jumpstart or supplement ICD-10 training for everyone on your team.Resources:
• CMS Resources
• WHO Online Training Tools
• AAFP On-Demand Training
• AAPC Training Books
• AAPC Mapping Books
• AMA E-Books
• ACS Coding Workshops
• AAFP Flash CardsTo view this slideshow in PDF format, click here.

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