ICD-10 Primer
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The move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding is quickly approaching. The transition won’t be easy, and it is expected to affect the entire healthcare continuum. In particular, it is weighing heavily on the minds of payers and providers. If ICD-10 comes up in conversations with these stakeholders, particularly if they have questions or concerns, you’ll want to be ready.

This primer provides field sales teams and managed care account executives with a solid background on the transition to ICD-10 coding and its impact on healthcare stakeholders. This knowledge will help account executives prepare for conversations with these stakeholders and help them think through how their organization can prepare for the transition.

After reading this eZine, you should be able to discuss:

  • The purpose of ICD coding in healthcare
  • How ICD-10 differs from ICD-9
  • The impact of the ICD-10 transition on healthcare stakeholders
  • How payers and providers should prepare for the transition
  • How to put ICD-10 knowledge into action when engaging with payers

Course Outline

I. ICD Coding

  • Definition and purpose
  • Types of codes
  • Need for change

II. Moving to ICD-10

  • How ICD-10 structure is different from ICD-9
  • Limitations of ICD-9 coding
  • Advantages of ICD-10 coding
  • Who needs to transition
  • Tools for transitioning

III. Impact of Transition on Healthcare

  • Payers
  • Providers
  • Patients
  • Biopharmaceutical manufacturers

IV. How Payers and Providers are Preparing

  • Moving to HIPAA 5010
  • Working with vendors
  • Training staff
  • Testing

V. Manufacturers: Putting ICD-10 Knowledge Into Action

  • Mapping your product to ICD-10 codes
  • Updating systems and planning for data studies
  • Monitoring payers’ implementation progress


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