ICD-10 FAQs

Questions and answers on preparation and training for ICD-10.

What does a manager need to know to get prepared and what does a coder need to know?

The following AHIMA web sites provide advice for HIM and coding managers to help them prepare for ICD-10. They also provide good information for coders regarding what they need to know to be successful with coding in ICD-10.

http://www.ahima.org/icd10/preparing.aspx
http://www.ahima.org/icd10/role.aspx

As coder, how do I know what ICD-10 training I need?

The following table will be of help in identifying what training you need to prepare for ICD-10.

Inpatient CodersICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS
Hospital Outpatient CodersICD-10-CM, and optionally ICD-10-PCS
Physician Office/Clinic CodersICD-10-CM
Insurance Company CodersICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS