Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Online training for transition to ICD-10

Online training for transition to ICD-10

The transition to ICD-10 is just nine short months away. In an effort to provide education and information to help providers make necessary adjustments to documentation, the ICD-10 Steering Committee has arranged for convenient online training.

Beginning sometime this month, UMC Health System, Physician Network Services and TTUHSC employees will have access to online education modules provided by Cerner and HCPro. This education is required for all physicians and residents and will satisfy TTUHSC’s annual billing compliance education training for 2014.

Each provider and resident is asked to complete the ICD-10 introduction as well as the module specific to their service. Each module can be completed in one session or in multiple sessions as time allows. The education is available via any computer with an Internet connection. CME credit is awarded at the conclusion of the training with a passing score on a short quiz.

The training is designed to explain the differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 and the potential for changes in documentation necessary to appropriately describe and bill for the services provided in clinic and hospital settings. Specific documentation requirements required after Oct. 1 will be helpful in documenting patient conditions even prior to that date.

This training should be completed by April as additional training in Cerner follows.

For more information or help with the modules, visit the PUTTER site (http://putter.cc/) or call the Physician Concierge’s group at (806) 775-TALK.