icd 10 trainingThe deadline for mandatory clinical education for ICD-10 is Aug. 31.

Mandatory ICD-10 training must be complete by Aug. 31, 2015, for anyone who documents in the medical record for billing purposes – i.e., physicians, residents, fellows, advanced clinical practitioners, etc.

UTHealth ICD-10 training must be completed – regardless if you have had ICD-10 training at another facility.

Training is required in preparation for the go-live of ICD-10 on Oct. 1, 2015 – when medical coding in the United States will change to a new system of greater specificity for diagnosis codes and morbidity classification.

This new diagnosis system will require increased and more accurate documentation to support coding, which is directly correlated to quality of care and revenues. UTHealth is committed to ensuring that all of our clinical and coding staff have been trained and educated on this new system prior to go-live.

Training is provided online and may be completed at any computer through Digital Chalk:  https://uthealth.digitalchalk.com/dc/guest/login

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All department chairs are receiving a monthly completion report. This training is very important, and ICD-10 will have a tremendous impact on our healthcare system. Please take responsibility for your part so that we can achieve 100 percent compliance before the Aug. 31 deadline.

In addition to the online training, the ICD-10 training team is offering live group sessions to present the 3M videos. Please contact ms.icd10@uth.tmc.edu to set up a session. Live sessions will last approximately 45 minutes to one hour.