ICD-10 Resources and Training

ICD-10-CM is the official diagnostic code language for U.S. medical insurance billing, as defined by CMS and NCHS. It is a national variant of the international ICD-10 language, and it was officially adopted on October 1, 2015.

This article includes training opportunities, useful links, and other resources to help practices with ICD-10.

Many of the materials below were prepared around the time of the ICD-10 transition. They may still be useful to your practice. In 2015 and 2016, PCC provided free consultation, classes, and system configuration for the ICD-10 transition. Now that ICD-10 is in use by every medical practice, we are happy to help clients as they encounter new coding challenges. Call or e-mail PCC to learn more about our training opportunities, software configuration tools, and other ways we can help you get ready for October.

Attend or Watch PCC Pediatric Coding and ICD-10 Web Lab Training

PCC offers a monthly web lab on coding and related topics. PCC’s certified coder, Jan Blanchard, teaches about code set conventions, how to document different kinds of visits, and answer your questions about ICD-10 implementation.

Register for a Coding Web Lab: To sign up for a web-lab, visit http://www.pcc.com/weblabs/ to pick a date and sign up.

Watch a Recorded Web Lab: You can review past web labs to get caught up and see more examples of ICD-10 in action. Watch Archived Coding Web Labs

Listen to an ICD-10 Podcast Presentation (2015)

The first episode of PCC’s “Confessions of a Pediatric Practice Management Consultant” podcast is all about ICD-10.

Chip Hart explores the impact of ICD-10 on pediatrics with PCC’s Jan Blanchard, CPC, CPEDC. They discuss the importance of documentation, the state of readiness of pediatric practices, EHR vendors and carriers, the role of episodes of care in coding, resources available to pediatricians, and more.

Click here to visit the podcast page

Watch an All-Day ICD-10 Training Course (2015)

In 2015, PCC offered twelve all-day ICD-10 seminars in cities around the country. Students learned about pediatric coding for ICD-10, both from the clinician and biller point of view.

This video is a 4-hour cutting of our session in Texas. Contact support@pcc.com to learn more.

Watch a 4-Hour Session Video: Click to Watch “2015 PCC ICD-10 Training Seminar“.

You can also download:

PCC’s ICD-10 Don’t Panic Guide (2015)

PCC prepared the following guides in the lead up to the ICD-10 transition.

  • PCC Software ICD-10 To-Do List: This at-a-glance checklist shows you all the various configuration tools and issues in PCC Software that you may want to consider in preparation for ICD-10. Use this as a last-minute review to be sure your PCC configuration will be ready for October 1st. If any of the issues on this list surprise you, contact PCC Support for help.
  • ICD-10 Notes for Notes: How can you make it easier to select the best ICD-10 codes for each patient issue? PCC’s Jan Blanchard has created a quick reference on pediatric-specific topics, from ADHD and asthma to UTIs and Well Care visits. For each problem, this document provides keywords for quickly looking up the best diagnosis descriptions on the chart note. ICD-10 Notes for Notes is a guide to the details clinicians should be sure they include in encounter notes in order to support choosing the most specific possible ICD-10 codes available. PCC’s ICD-10 training workshops taught attendees how to make their own reference sheet, but in the absence of your own, you can use this one to get started.
  • CMS’s ICD-10-CM Tabular Lists and Indexes of Diseases and Injuries: CMS.gov’s page with index and tabular lists of ICD-10 tables.
  • Common Pediatric Unspecified Codes: This is a list of common pediatric codes for which the “Unspecified” version may be appropriate and defensible. When you have more detail, you should always document and code for it. This list, however, shows common circumstances where the additional detail may not be available.
  • Sample Superbill from AAP

Other Links, Resources, and Publications

Here are some other useful links to ICD-10 materials. This list was collected from various seminars and training that PCC either attended or led.

Call Us

Call or e-mail PCC Support at any time to talk about ICD-10 and the specific needs of your practice.

We can work with your office to create custom solutions, provide additional training, and work with you to get your practice ready for the changes.

  • Last modified: June 28, 2018