ICD-10 Training for Registered Health Information Technicians and Administrators
Des Plaines, IL (February 10, 2014) – On October 1, 2014, all health care providers must change the way they classify and code diseases and other medical conditions. The nationwide shift certainly presents challenges, but this spring Oakton Community College will offer courses for registered health information technicians and administrators to help them transition seamlessly from the existing International Classification of Diseases-9 (ICD-9) to the new ICD-10-PCS (for inpatient hospitals) or ICD-10-CM (for other healthcare facilities).
ICD-10, required by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, offers several advantages over ICD-9, and is more consistent with current medical practice. It provides more data about medical conditions and hospital procedures, uses current terminology, better complies with Affordable Care Act reporting requirements, and permits the creation of new codes.
The new system will affect diagnosis and inpatient procedure coding for patients covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), and those who submit Medicare or Medicaid claims. To stay current in the field, RHITs and RHIAs need to master ICD-10.
Oakton can help! Registration is open for two-session Saturday courses taught by ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Each one-credit course equals 15 AHIMA continuing education units.
All courses take place from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Oakton’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 East Golf Road.
HIT 290 OW1 CRN 12180: February 22 and March 1.
HIT 290 OW2 CRN 12181: March 29 and April 5
HIT 290 OW3 CRN 12182: April 19 and 26
For more information, contact Sherry DeMonte, chair of Health Information Technology, at email@example.com or 847.635.1957.