June 2011
  Ninth Edition
Free ICD-10 Online Training Offer for Certified Medical Coders and Billers
ICD-10 Coders Academy, nation’s fastest growing professional organization for ICD-10 Training & Certification, is offering free online ICD-10 Training for all those who sign up for either Certified ICD-10 AnalystTM or Certified ICD-10 ConsultantTM certification exams for a limited period. All those who sign up through this program will also receive a One-Year Working Membership worth $69 free of cost. This is an excellent opportunity for those aspiring to get trained and certified on ICD-10 without having to spend thousands of dollars. This free training is an initiative by ICD-10 Coders Academy, in partnership with its training partner ICD-10 Connect LLC., to promote awareness and accord affordability for ICD-10 training and certification.
ICD-10 Training is essential; our Certifications provide a critical advantage. Now you can experience the benefits of both for the price of one. Please call Michelle at 1-888-423-1043 or moliver@icd10codersacademy.com to take advantage of this unprecedented opportunity.
Important Note: ICD-10 Insight will henceforth be published once monthly and NOT twice-a-month as before.
Impact of ICD-10 on Providers Business Operation
The implementation of ICD-10 brings an exiting challenge; the impact will be disruptive in the short term, but positive over the longer term. Some see it as an obstacle but it really is an opportunity to enhance our skills and knowledge. It will promote greater efficiencies in care documentation and claim processing. ICD-10 Implementation is more than just learning new code set; it will impact the overall operation. [...]
Coding of Coma in ICD-10-CM
ICD-10 Challenge: In the coming environment of ICD-10, coders working with neurologists (physicians/surgeons) may need to have difficult task while fulfilling coma coding requirements. They should have clear documentation of Glasgow coma scale activity scores, along with the information about the place where the scoring is done. Since this may not be possible without educating the physician and other support staff associated with patient care. A timely advanced planning of awareness of ICD-10 requirements and preparedness should be taken as a challenge with the coders, physicians and all other staff who directly or indirectly involve with patient care or healthcare claims processing.
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