Training Tools & Resources

AHIMA’s ICD-10 Training Tools, Resources & FAQs

AHIMA has developed a comprehensive set of Training Tools, Resources, and FAQs to help you prepare for ICD-10/PCS implementation. AHIMA’s Role-Based Training model identifies key tasks or milestones that must be completed within specific time frames by specific organizations and in some cases specific roles within organizations.

The AHIMA CDI Workgroup has responded to the needs of ICD-10 implementation by creating a large library of CDI ICD-10 documentation tips that are now available (online in PDF) for the healthcare industry. These tips focus on the language and/or wording that will garnish greater details and specificity of the coded data for a given diagnosis, condition, disease and/or surgical procedure.

Updated ICD-10 Toolkit Available

AHIMA’s ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation Toolkit, recently updated from the 2012 version, is available free to members. The toolkit provides information about ICD-10-CM/PCS and how to effectively and efficiently prepare for the transition, as well as many of the tools and documents needed for implementation. The resources in this toolkit are relevant to physicians, acute care hospitals, long-term care organizations, home health providers, and those in other similar settings. All those involved in ICD-10-CM/PCS’s implementation as well as those who will eventually be working with ICD-10-CM/PCS will find the toolkit useful.

AHIMA members get free access to the toolkit. Non-members can purchase the toolkit in the AHIMA Store for $99.95.

CHIA Offers Complimentary PowerPoint Tool for ICD-10 Implementation Training

An ICD-10 PowerPoint to promote awareness of ICD-10 implementation and to promote consistency with messaging is available at no cost to you. The ICD-10 101 PowerPoint is an excellent tool, developed by CHIA’s Coding and Data Quality Committee as a way to help members promote awareness of ICD-10 implementation as well as to provide consistency with messaging within their organizations. You are encouraged to download the PowerPoint, edit it as necessary for your needs within your own organization, for presentation to medical staff, health information management staff, and others within your organization.

Join CHIA’s ICD-10 Advocacy Efforts

ICD-10 - Featured Articles

All articles and tips were published in the CHIA Journal.
ICD-10: It’s About Patient Care - September/October 2015
ICD-10-CM Chapter 6 - 10 Tips and Hints - June/July/August 2015
Moving the ICD-10 battle line - February 2015
ICD-10 Advocacy now more than ever! - November 2014
Enterovirus in ICD-10… - November 2014
Ebola - Not just another virus - November 2014
Getting ICD-10 advocacy in motion - October 2014
The ICD-10 value-add for chronic disease and better care - October 2014
ICD-10-CM Chapters 1 to 5: Hints, tips and guidelines (Part I) - September 2014
More ICD-10 Coding Articles

ICD-10 Coding Tips

ICD-10-PCS Tips

ICD-10-CM/PCS Training Tips

ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Compliance Date

The date that healthcare providers, payers, and other covered entities in the United States will be required to start using ICD-10-CM/PCS will not be earlier than October 1, 2015.

A smooth, successful transition by the compliance date requires a well-planned and well-managed implementation process. Proper planning and preparation are critical so organizations can leverage their ICD-10 investments and move beyond mere compliance to achieve strategic advantage.

CMS ICD-10 Resources for Providers, Payers, Vendors

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ICD-10 Website includes resources to help providers, payers and vendors with the U.S. health care industry’s transition to ICD-10. On the CMS site you can also: