The transition to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS is anticipated to improve the capture of healthcare information and bring the United States in step with coding systems worldwide. For those who prepare appropriately, leveraging the ICD-10 investment will allow organizations to move beyond compliance to achieve competitive advantage. The fundamental and pervasive nature of coded data on the practice of health information management makes this transition of critical significance to health information management professionals.

The value of this transition will be broad and far-reaching throughout the healthcare industry, and will result in:

  • Greater coding accuracy and specificity
  • Higher quality information for measuring healthcare service quality, safety, and efficiency
  • Improved efficiencies and lower costs
  • Greater achievement of the benefits of an electronic health record
  • Recognition of advances in medicine and technology
  • Alignment of the US with coding systems worldwide
  • Improved ability to track and respond to international public health threats
  • Enhanced ability to meet HIPAA electronic transaction/code set requirements
  • Increased value in the US investment in SNOMED-CT
  • Space to accommodate future expansion

AHIMA Certified Professionals are required by CCHIIM to participate in a predetermined number of mandatory baseline educational experiences specific to ICD-10-CM/PCS. These ICD-10-CM/PCS specific CEUs will count as part of all AHIMA certificants’ total CEU requirements for the purpose of recertification. Stated differently, the following CEU requirements will be included as part of each certificants’ total, required CEUs, by credential, per CEU Cycle.

The total number of ICD-10-CM/PCS continuing education units (CEUs) required, by AHIMA credential, is as follows:

1 CEU 6 CEUs 6 CEUs 6 CEUs 12 CEUs 18 CEUs 18 CEUs

*6 CEUs = 1 day of training

Certificants who hold more than one AHIMA credential will only report the highest number of CEUs from among all credentials held. For example, if a certificant has both an RHIA and CCS, the certificant would normally report 40 (30 CEUs for RHIA and an additional 10 CEUs for CCS) CEUs per recertification cycle, and 18 of these CEUs will be required to cover ICD-10-CM/PCS.  AHIMA Certified Professionals can begin earning ICD-10-CM/PCS specific CEUs during the period of January 1, 2011 thru December 31, 2013.

Click here for a list of AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Trainers.

NYHIMA and ICD-10 Training

NYHIMA will also offer a number of ICD-10 related seminars, webinars or webinar recordings as part of our year-round calendar of educational events.

Anatomy & Physiology for Coders course by Barry Libman, Inc.

An affiliate marketing agreement with Barry Libman, Inc. allows NYHIMA members to receive a 5% discount on their 12-week on-line A&P Refresher Course for Coders. Coders who successfully complete the course can receive up to 24 AHIMA CEUs as well as 6 AAPC CEUs.  The A&P Refresher Course for Coders retails for $220, however NYHIMA members and colleagues are eligible for a special discount rate of $209. The required textbook for the course is available for $85.

Information on the course is available at: http://www.barrylibmaninc.com/training-education/icd-10-anatomy-and-physiology-course/  To receive the special pricing, be sure to use the discount/voucher code NYHIMA