The results of a December ACDIS survey show the CDI profession toddling toward the ICD-10-CM/PCS transition, says founding ACDIS advisory board member Gloryanne Bryant, BS, RHIA, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, CCDS, AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer and HIM professional in Fremont, Calif.
"People seem to be getting there, but they're taking baby steps. That's good, but now we really need to be getting ready to jog and run," she says.
Twelve percent of survey respondents indicated they received no information to raise their awareness of ICD-10-CM/PCS documentation improvement needs. Only 68% said they received training on the code set, and 32% indicated their CDI staff assists with ICD-10-related education for physicians.
"Those who haven't had any training whatsoever need to move ahead, start with an orientation or awareness of ICD-10 code set," Bryant says.
One of the simplest ways to do that is to evaluate your queries and audit them for ICD- 10-CM/PCS opportunities. And the good news, according to the survey results, is that many programs have already started doing so.
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