CHIEF ICD-10 Implementation Plan: 5 Steps to Success!( for Physicians and Outpatient Coding)
As your CHIEF trainer for ICD-10, we will guide your practice and providers through the implementation process to help ensure your practice is ready on October 1, 2015! Our AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers will utilize the CHIEF ICD-10 Implementation Plan, and work closely with your providers, coders, billers, and other staff through each step of the implementation and training process.
Step 1: Collect data for your top 25 diagnosis codes (50 for Orthopedics!) and review your providers’ (physicians and mid-levels) current documentation to assess ICD-10 readiness. This step will also include forward-mapping of your top diagnosis codes with ICD-10 cheat-sheets for the providers and staff.
Step 2: Highlight areas of needed training for your coding and billing staff. We will utilize your top diagnosis codes data and documentation reviews performed in step 1, and provide a 4 hour intensive, hands-on training and workshop for your coders and billers. We will also formulate a strategic plan for your coders and billers to continue the review and education process with the providers until the implementation date. CEU’s for your certified coders are given for this training!
Step 3: Implement intensive provider training:
Provider Training #1: A specialty-specific general overview of ICD-10 for all providers (2 hour group training).
Provider Training #2: One-on-one education with each of the providers (1 hour per provider) to assess their ICD-10 readiness using results from the documentation reviews performed in step 1, and practical tips on how to improve documentation going forward. We recommend that your coding and/or billing staff participate in these one-on-one trainings so they are comfortable continuing the review and education process with the providers until the implementation date.
Step 4: Evaluate EHR, PM, and Clearinghouse readiness. On your behalf we will prepare a “System(s) Readiness Guide” and query vendors on their readiness and routinely provide materials and updates on vendor status to help ensure your revenue stream will not be affected by this transition. We will also provide your staff with a plan to follow up on targeted vendor deadlines.
Step 5: Follow-up provider ICD-10 documentation reviews and additional provider training. Final consultation with your staff on system and vendor readiness.
ICD-10 Training – List of Medical Specialties:
- GI/General Surgery
- Orthopedic Spine
- Primary Care/Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
- Public Health/Title X
Additional ICD-10 Services and Products:
Staff Augmentation: Pre and Post Implementation Support – avoid frustration! RT Welter’s coding department can assist your practice by catching up coding back-logs prior to the ICD-10 implementation deadline (catch up on ICD-9 coding) and assist with increased workloads during initial period after implementation. We are here to help you stay on track! Reserve ICD-10-CM and PCS trained coders now!