AHIMA provides online help for ICD-10 work

By Bernie Monegain
09:58 AM

The American Health Information Association (AHIMA) has released new ICD-10-CM/PCS online coder training courses.  The two course collections are designed to help health information management (HIM) professionals prepare for the ICD-10 transition.

AHIMA officials call the courses the cornerstone to AHIMA’s ICD-10 Online Coder Training Programs.

[See also: ICD-10 inches closer to delay, ICD-11 in the wings.]

“AHIMA has been the industry’s leading authority on ICD-10 preparation for more than a decade,” said AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon. “These comprehensive and engaging online training and educational products are just the latest examples of our leadership. They provide professionals with flexible training options and the critical tools they need to help implement ICD-10 in their healthcare organizations.”
The ICD-10-CM Coding: Online Course Collection includes the ICD-10-CM Overview: Deciphering the Code course plus 22 individual one-hour courses focused on the specific chapters of ICD-10-CM.
Also available is the ICD-10-PCS Coding: Online Course Collection, developed to prepare acute care coders for ICD-10-PCS coding. The courses review ICD-10-PCS organization and guidelines and provide case scenarios to accurately assign ICD-10-PCS codes. In addition to the ICD-10-PCS Overview: Deciphering the Code course, this 23-hour collection includes 10 shorter courses focused on the root operations and medical and surgical-related procedures of ICD-10-PCS.
Registration before November 1 retains access to all course material through 2014.
These online training courses are in addition to AHIMA’s popular and successful -in-person ICD-10 Training Academies and the new Coder Workforce training.

[See also: AHIMA repeats opposition to ICD-10 delay.]