ICD-10 Training now available in LMS

On Oct. 1, 2014, ICD-10 will become the exclusive system used for coding diagnoses and procedures throughout the United States. To help us prepare for this transition, ICD-10 training is now assigned in LMS to co-workers with applicable jobs with a required completion date of Jan. 15, 2014.

You can access your ICD-10 training through LMS via Citrix. Log in to Citrix with your UNC Health Care Domain account (the same you use for email, LMS, etc.). Then, click on the LMS icon. You WILL have to log in to LMS (using the same UNC Health Care domain credentials again). We realize this second login seems redundant, but we have found that using Citrix to access LMS significantly reduces page load times and improves the user experience.

Once in LMS, your ICD-10 training is listed in the lower-center portion of the screen under your “To-Do” list. Simply click “Start” on any course to begin your training. There are five levels of ICD-10 training, and training has been assigned to co-workers based on their job roles that fit into one of these categories:

  • Basic: Basic education for non-clinical, non-coders that use ICD data.  Appropriate for research analysts, database administrators, and financial analysts.
  • Intermediate/Moderate: Intermediate level “how to code” education for registrars or o/p coders that typically code from text dx or encounter form, for billers, for performing medical necessity checks or for CDI specialists.
  • Clinical: Clinical introduces the learner to the impact of ICD-10, basics of the classifications systems, how to interact and understand a code, how it impacts his or her job function as well as the basics of documentation impacts within ICD-10 and how to use the ICD-10 code book for a beginner.
  • Expert/Complex: Comprehensive & intensive "how to code" education for coders that read charts and clinical documentation in order to code and that use groupers and coding guidelines as part of their work.
  • Documenter/Physician: Education for clinicians that document in patient records.  Focus on clinical documentation rather than coding.

ICD-10 training also helps us prepare for Epic@UNC, since Epic@UNC will use ICD-10 at go-live. Some ICD-10 issues will be incorporated into Epic@UNC training. However, Epic@UNC training will not address the full scope of changes in ICD-10 that will impact some of us.

ICD-10 represents a significant, nationwide change for all health care providers. Thank you for taking this training, which will help prepare us for ICD-10.

Please submit any questions/comments about ICD-10 training using this form.

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