Despite uncertainty about the October 2013 deadline for transitioning to ICD-10 codes, experts say organizations should begin ICD-10 preparations now, if they haven't already. That includes training coders and other health care professionals impacted by the transition.
Most of these people are busy and hard pressed to find time to learn ICD-10 coding. To help get folks started, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has launched a set of online courses designed to guide professionals through the training they need to become proficient in ICD-10 coding.
In this podcast, June Bronnert, director of professional practice resources at AHIMA, explains how the online training program works, how it differs from the traditional instructor-led courses and why it's important to start training for ICD-10 coding now.
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