Navigating ICD - 10


ICD - 10 replaces ICD - 9 on October 1, 2015.  No ICD - 9 codes will be accepted after that date.  A survey conducted by Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) June 2015 demonstrated 50% of hospitals and 17% of physician practices had conducted ICD 10 diagnosis and procedure code testing.  Only 6% of primary care physicians have participated in testing.  The lack of preparedness reflects the inadequate buy-in from physicians who believe it is a useless transition that will result in the collection of large volumes of data that will eventually be used against them. (Healthcare Informatics 4/15)     Two things are clear.  First,  ICD - 10 is here to stay and will be the rule of law on Oct 1, 2015.  Second, physicians don’t understand the what, why and how to of the new system.  The goal of this CME course is to fill in the blanks of ICD - 10.  We deal with the practical issues:

  • What is ICD - 10?
  • How will it affect patient outcomes?
  • How will it affect physician productivity?
  • The why, what and how will it be used for data collection?
  • How to code using your EHR or mobile apps?
  • How to make sure you being paid correctly?

It is not too late to catch up.  Testing is allowed until Oct. 1.  Your ability to maintain your revenue cycle begins with an acceptance of what has already been decided.  This course will help with that acceptance and then discuss what needs to be done to prepare.

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in the activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss the goals of ICD - 10.
  • Demonstrate ICD - 10 coding with mobile apps.
  • Discuss the lessons learned from the early adoption program.
  • Analyze the structure of ICD - 10 codes.
  • Interpret a charges/collections statement to determine the effects on revenue cycle.

The video tutorial is divided into four  20 – 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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