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ICD-10-CM specialty-specific education, resources available

To assist physicians and their health care teams with the transition to ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015, the Wisconsin Medical Society has created a series of on-demand ICD-10 learning activities.

The sustainable growth rate (SGR) repeal bill–H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA)—passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday without mention of further delay to ICD-10 implementation, which is Oct. 1, 2015. Click here to learn more.

The series includes 20 specialty-focused sessions related to ICD-10’s impact on medical record documentation, as well as the introductory program, ICD-10: What Physicians Need to Know, which is recommended for completion before the specialty activities. Click here to view the specialty sessions.

Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, these activities assist specialists in identifying gaps in medical record documentation in preparation for ICD-10, as well as tools/methods to improve documentation accuracy. Jen Cohrs, the Society’s director of educational strategies and an American Health Information Management Association—approved ICD-10 trainer, will address ICD-10 diagnosis categories within each specialty that requires certain documentation details in order to achieve coding specificity.

Additionally, the Wisconsin Hospital Association and Wisconsin Health Information Management Association have partnered to offer 17 specialty-specific ICD-10 documentation reference guides. These reference guides—created by ICD-10 coding expert Lynn Kuehn—have been found to be functional and effective by practicing physicians and are available for no charge on the Wisconsin ICD-10 Partnership’s website.

Visit the Society’s website for more information and resources to aid in the transition to ICD-10.

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