Basic combat training in the U.S. Military is a 10-week training course that transforms civilians into soldiers. Likewise, basic coder training for ICD-10 turns ICD-9 coders into ICD-10 experts. Or does it?

Just like in the military, it’s hands-on experience and day-to-day exposure that turns basic training into ICD-10 expertise. Now is the time for HIM Directors to examine their initial basic coder training programs and move beyond the basics for 2014. 

Basic Training Only the Beginning

Most attendees in today’s express session have already covered these four ICD-10 training basics.

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