The results are in. During a recent December 2013 webinar here at Coding Certification we asked over 400 medical coders if they felt ready for the transition to ICD 10 CM – 190 days from now October 1, 2014.
Medical Coders Are Concerned About ICD 10 CM – Video
Find out the results by watching the video below. I was kind of surprised:
Maybe you are asking yourself:
“Am I ready for ICD-10?”
“Do I want to wait for the 11th hour to get certified?’
“Can this lead to a promotion?”
“Can ICD-10 mean a new job for me as a coder?”
“Can I get remote or contract work to help those who are not certified?”
“I have little coding experience. Maybe learning ICD-10 will help me find a permanent coding job?”
“How Can I learn and take the ICD-10 certification test as FAST AS POSSIBLE?”
“I learn better by being with a group than studing on my own”
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Boyd: So, because our theme tonight is ICD-10, our poll here is: Are you concerned about being ready for ICD-10? There are a lot of changes and some changes are big and some changes are small, correct from what I’ve learned so far. So, tell us how are you feeling about that?
Alicia: So, it would be a “yes” or “no” to the question. Are you concerned about ICD-10?
Boyd: Yes, let us know: Is it because you’re retiring or is it because…? I heard that’s an option for some people.
Alicia: That is actually a good point, because for the people that are new coders, this has been for some people that have been 20-25 years, you just don’t quit coding, if you can sit in a chair, you can code. This has been a big change for several that decided, “Well, it’s time to retire,” which is absolutely great for some of the newer coders. Some of the more established ones that are staying, because they can become auditors and it will make room for new ones, which is great. So, what are the results, Boyd?
Boyd: We have a lot of people- almost 80%- that are concerned about being ready for ICD-10 CM, and a couple of people they’re saying that they’re not concerned because they’re prepared as a CPC.
That make sense?
Alicia: Once you get into the ICD-10, it is not scary; you’re going to love it. It’s much easier I think to use than ICD-9, it’s going to be great.