THE ICD 10 TRAINING & WORKSHOP is a service component of Records&QA services.
ICD 10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD), is one of the three (3) reference classifications of the WHO Family of International Classifications (WHO-FIC), prepared by the World Health Organization (WHO) and approved by the Organization’s governing bodies for international use.
ICD 10 is a medical classification list that classifies diseases and other health problems recorded on many types of health and vital records including death certificates and health records.
A: WHO CONDUCTS THE TRAINING?
The ICD 10 Training & Workshop will be conducted by VIJAYAN RAGAVAN, the author of this website
VIJAYAN RAGAVAN is a WHO-trained ICD 10 trainer
ICD 10 training and workshops by VIJAYAN RAGAVAN have been conducted for public and private hospital participants, in Malaysia and Indonesia
Participants included Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records Management (MRM) practitioners, nurses, doctors and medical specialists
B: HOW LONG IS THE ICD 10 TRAINING & WORKSHOP ?
1: Period of Training and Workshop
- 1 work day training and workshop session
- All work days, maximum 5 work days training and workshop session
- 2 weeks, maximum 10 work days training and workshop session – excluding weekend work off days
Some doctors will want intensive training on ICD-10 but some will seek “awareness training”.
- “Four to eight hours would be about the most that could be expected” according to the Nolan Study conducted in 2003 by the Nolan Management Consultants Company, United States of America for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association that assesses the costs, operational challenges, and potential benefits of migrating to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. Available from http://www.renolan.com/sites/default/files/icd10study_1003.pdf
- Nachimson Advisors, LLC, a privately held company in Reisterstown, Maryland, Baltimore, United States of America 2008 study predicts 12 hours of doctor training in both the code set and documentation procedures. Available from http://www.nachimsonadvisors.com/documents/icd-10%20impacts%20on%20providers.pdf
- The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) “believes most physicians would want no more than 4 hours of training” as stated in the January, 2015 presentation paper – “ICD-10 Assessment The First Step to Readiness” made by Xtend Healthcare Advanced Revenue Solutions, a Revenue Cycle company based in Tennessee, United States of America, available from The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) website. Available from http://www.hfmaregion11symposium.org/materials/274_t-13___ICD-10_Readiness___-Linda_Corley.pdf
- Weekend, work off days can be considered for number of training and workshop session days; however I believe none of the workers want to spend their weekends at a training and workshop secession
- Late evening, after work day hours till, for example from 7:00pm to 10:00pm to shorten number of training and workshop days
C: WHERE IS THE ICD 10 TRAINING & WORKSHOP HELD ?
Can be conducted in any country
any suitable room or hall in the organisation’s premises
any suitable room or hall in a premise outside the organisation, for example at a local hotel’s facility for events
D: WHAT ARE THE PREPARATIONS AT THE VENUE FOR THE ICD 10 TRAINING & WORKSHOP ?
The organiser is responsible to provide:
Hall or room for the venue of the training and workshop session(s)
Projector and screen
Audio-Video (AV) equipment, if necessary
E: WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
ICD 10 isn’t just an issue for your HIM / MRM staff!
Health Information Management (HIM) / Medical Records Management (MRM) practitioners; most of the people in the coding workforce
Nurses, if work relates to ICD 10 coding practice
Doctors and medical specialists, if work relates to ICD 10 coding practice
Others, if work relates to ICD 10, for example IT staff managing the Hospital Information System (HIS)
F: WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE ICD 10 TRAINING AND WORKSHOP ?
- Lectures in English
- Lecture notes in English
- Writing materials, including writing pad and ball-point pen
G: WHAT TO BRING FOR THE ICD 10 TRAINING AND WORKSHOP ?
Each participant is strictly required to bring:
- the ICD 10 Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 reference books during the whole training and workshop session(s)
- a medical dictionary
H: WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ATTENDING THE ICD 10 TRAINING & WORKSHOP ?
Coders need training! Accurate coding is provided by skilled professionals who need and deserve proper training. Do not let inexperienced coders fumble around assigning ICD 10 codes.
Since many seasoned ICD 10 coders are likely to leave the ranks for various reasons, an influx of brand new coders will making the coding decisions in our hospitals and for our healthcare industry. These coders are desperate for education. Many participants of my ICD 10 training and workshops have had NO previous coding instruction at all, yet they are assigning ICD 10 codes in patients’ medical records on a daily basis!
Remember, coding is more than numbers on documents.
Accurate coding will mean better:
- clinical care and keeping track of safety and quality guidelines
- research to define diseases and study disease patterns
- management of health care be mined from accurate ICD 10 coding for the greater good of public health, allowing any country to track and respond to global health threats faster and compare best practices with the international community
- monitoring of outcomes from better metrics with which to measure their performance relative to their peers, contain costs, spot trends, and uncover opportunities for greater efficiency
- allocation of resources, the WHO estimates about 70% of the world’s health expenditures (USD $ 3.5 billion) are allocated using ICD for reimbursement and resource allocation
After the ICD 10 training and workshop, your coders will gain proficiency when they are assigning ICD 10 codes, but organisations must make sure that they have the tools they need to assign those codes properly, they will need the ICD 10 Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3 reference books.
I: WHAT IS THE COST FOR EACH PARTICIPANT ?
Details of total costing for the training and workshop session will be calculated and quoted to the organiser based on:
- number of training and workshop days
- cost per hour for training and workshop hour
- all related costs