The transition to ICD-10 coding is coming. The 10th version of the medical coding system will replace the currently used and outdated ICD-9 in the US. This system comes with more codes and an option for better data analysis, which is why the switch has been made.
As a medical coder, you’ll probably be affected seriously by the transition. ICD-9 and ICD-10 have nothing in common, thus it’s imperative to start studying as soon as possible. To help you through the process, we’ve compiled a list of 25 resources that will make the task easier.
ICD-10 Resources for Medical Coding Professionals
Here is a selection of 25 excellent possibilities that will familiarize you with ICD-10 and make it easier for you to transition:
This resource is particularly suitable for small practice physicians. It consists of an overview, specialty references and an opportunity to build a personalized action plan for the transition.
This website has several great sections that professionals in the field can use to get started – planning and analysis options, design, development, testing and ICD-10 implementation tools are all available.
The ICD-10 Training Tool Transition Guide features all of the relevant steps and the resources that can be used to make the transition to ICD-10 and to guarantee the seamless integration of the new coding opportunity.
A 16-hour course, this one provides one of the most comprehensive ICD-10 trainings available online. You’ll also get access to exercises and case studies that will simplify the task and help you understand the codes better.
This is a compilation of resources and whitepapers that you can use to understand the basics and the specifics of the ICD-10 system.
You need to fill out a form, in order to get access to this ICD-10 whitepaper.
This is a compilation of useful resources. It consists of training videos, checklists, guides and tutorials that can help small practice physicians and medical coders cope with the change.
Another detailed toolkit, this one features basic information, implementation timelines, guides for ICD-10 implementation, training, communication tips, ICD-10 testing and even relevant links.
A little bit different, this online resource enables you to find a trainer that will guide you through the ICD-10 implementation process.
A list of frequently asked questions, this one will help you understand why you need to get started now and what it takes for successful ICD-10 implementation.
This is a six-step guide for ICD-10 implementation. The steps you’ll need to undertake include planning, assessment, organizational prep, training, testing and transition.
This ASHA resource is entirely developed for the needs of audiologists and speech-language pathologists that will need to make the transition towards ICD-10.
The American Society of Clinical Oncology has created a large pool of resources that include an introduction to ICD-10, anatomy of the codes, finding the right ICD-10 code, general equivalence mapping and a sample transition timeline.
This is another free guide that you’ll gain access to after submitting a completed form.
This is an advanced ICD-10 training for coders, auditors, physicians and practice managers.
A beautiful infographic that provides essential information about the transition in a really concise form.
You will get an overview and a resource list put together by the American Academy of Ophthalmic Executives.
An interesting blog post providing information about the available free of charge ICD-10 trainings.
As the name suggests, this is a free ICD-10 training developed by the Professional Association of Healthcare Coding Specialists.
Physicians that are looking for more information about the upcoming change in medical codes will find this resource quite useful and easy to understand.
This three-level coder training program isn’t available free of charge but it certainly is a good option. It’s possible to purchase the entire training or to opt for the particular module that you have interest in.
The World Health Organization has come up with its own ICD-10 training tool, as well.
A compilation of ICD-10 training courses, you’ll discover both free and paid possibilities here.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has put together its own ICD-10 training resources, as well.
A paid course that will help you learn more about the ICD-10 coding concepts, general equivalency mapping and the best ways to apply those. You’ll get four Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from the American Association of Professional Coders after ending the program successfully.
A paid online course that you can take in your free time and at your own pace.
Manchester Community College’s online training program. It is considered one of the more affordable training opportunities in the field.
A detailed training plan for professionals that will need to make the transition.
Another affordable training option. This course costs 119 dollars but Medical Group Management Association members can purchase it for 99 dollars.