ICD-101: When are you going to start learning ICD-10 codes?

Carl Natale
by Carl Natale

There are a couple ICD-10 training strategies being debated. One says advocates starting now, and the other suggests waiting until 2014 so the new knowledge is fresh on Oct. 1, 2014.

Kathy DeVault, manager of professional practice resources at AHIMA, suggests starting now by learning a chapter in the ICD-10 code book each month. That's 21 chapters in 21 months.

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I'm with DeVault on this. And I suggest kicking it up a notch with weekly ICD-101 doses:

This is a weekly feature that I use to highlight practical tips on how to use and understand ICD-10-CM/PCS codes. Please let me know of any other sources that I can include.