I don't see how anyone can make the argument that ICD-10 training should be delayed.
There are currently less than nine months for learning ICD-10 coding and practice. There won't be any time to forget the newly learned codes.
Melanie Endicott has created a timeline that spreads learning the chapters from the ICD-10-CM/PCS code books throughout the next eight or so months. I don't believe it's easy, but this timeline certainly helps make ICD-10 training doable.
Good luck. And have a little bit of fun with these ICD-10 coding scenarios:
- A little heat, please!: There are many cool codes to learn. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- Bundle up: Or you may have to learn about chilblains. (ICD-10 Trainer)
- Dermatology: Don’t Get Zapped When Radiation-Related Disorders Codes Change: The ICD-9 codes that are spread throughout the code set will map to L57, a new ICD-10 category. (SuperCoder Bolt)
- Taking a Closer Look at the December ICD-10 Coding Challenge: How to code a diagnosis of pneumonia due to AH3N2 influenza. (3M ICD-10 coding challenge)
- ICD-10-PCS, Root Operations – Part 28, Procedures: Three obstetrics coding problems. (Codebusters)
This blog post was first published on ICD10Watch.com. It is a weekly feature that highlights practical tips on how to use and understand ICD-10-CM/PCS codes.