“Physician training is a critical component of successful ICD-10 education,” said Mike Hodgson, Executive Vice President of Healthcare Products and Partnerships at Career Step. “An organization cannot successfully move to ICD-10 without robust physician training on the significant code changes mandated by the transition to ICD-10. Our ICD-10 coder education is already trusted by some of the largest and most respected names in the healthcare industry, so we are leveraging their experience as a foundation for this new training. As important, we have tailored our programs and training to meet the specific needs and time constraints faced by physicians.”
The Career Step Physician Education and Training programs include an overview of the purpose and value of ICD-10 as well as specialty-specific training. To maximize physicians’ time, the curriculum focuses on high volume diagnoses and procedures within each physician’s individual specialty. The programs may be accessed online at any time from laptops, tablets and mobile devices on Career Step’s online platform or through any SCORM-compliant learning management system (LMS).
These training programs, developed in partnership with YES HIM Consulting, Inc, are part of The ICD-10 Solution, a comprehensive ICD-10 education solution offered to coders, HIM staff, and, now, physicians. The new physician training curriculum was also developed in close collaboration with Stephen Spain, MD, CPC, whose experience and education as both a family practice physician and a medical coder make him particularly qualified to advise clinicians on how to avoid ICD-10 related disruptions to their work processes and patient care.
“Training is a critical part of the preparation process, so I hope physicians and all ICD-10 stakeholders will use the remaining time before the implementation date to invest in quality education specific to their roles in the conversion,”
Career Step’s ICD-10 Physician Education and Training includes curriculum options for 24 different physician specialties and is presented in 15-minute modules designed to encourage learning and retention of the material. For more information on these new training programs visit corporatetraining.careerstep.com/
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