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Society offers ICD-10 training sessions for physicians

To assist with the Oct. 1, 2015 transition to ICD-10, the Wisconsin Medical Society is offering ICD-10 for Physicians, a training session that will focus on the overall impact of diagnosis coding specificity as it relates to quality of care, reimbursement, communication and documentation improvement.

A number of sessions will be offered at Society headquarters in Madison this summer:

  • Friday, June 26, 8 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday, July 24, 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 3, 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 9, 8 to 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Each session is limited to the first 20 participants.

Designed for primary care physicians, all specialists and other allied health professionals, the program will address ICD-10 misconceptions and key impact areas for physicians. Jen Cohrs, the Society’s director of educational strategies and an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM trainer, will introduce the ICD-10 code-set format and structure, discuss documentation deficiencies that preclude specified diagnosis code selection and review the overall importance of transparent and accurate medical records. The session also will allow participants the opportunity to get answers to their questions.

Following this educational activity, which has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, participants should be able to:

  • Describe both the challenges and benefits associated with ICD-10.
  • Identify tools and resources to support physician leadership during the ICD-10 transition and methods to improve documentation accuracy.

Click here for more information or to register.

The Wisconsin Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Wisconsin Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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