Do I need every training step in this roadmap?
The steps listed on this roadmap are strongly recommended for coders preparing for ICD-10. However, some training steps may be skipped with prior experience or knowledge. For example, coders who do not wish to learn the implementation process of ICD-10 may want to skip Step 1: ICD-10 Implementation Training.
Why should I take Step 2: ICD-10 Anatomy and Pathophysiology training?
Due to the clinical nature of ICD-10-CM it is recommended that those without a very strong understanding of, or experience in anatomy and/or physiology strongly consider a refresher course. AAPC’s ICD-10 Anatomy & Pathophysiology training covers all body systems in 14 modules and helps coders prepare for the advanced speci¬city and stronger clinical knowledge requirements of ICD-10.
Do I need Specialty ICD-10 Code Set training? I don’t work in a specialty.
Specialty ICD-10 Code Set training is divided into a single multi-specialty training course or twenty (20) specialty-speci¬c trainings.
It is recommended for those that want more detailed training for a particular specialty or more advanced multi-specialty training.
Specialty code set training is not required to pass the ICD-10 Pro¬ciency Assessment (Step 5).
What is the ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment and is it required?
The ICD-10 Proficiency Assessment is the only step of this roadmap required for all certi¬ed AAPC members. You should prepare
yourself as you would for other exams or assessments. To ensure employers continue to have con¬dence in a certi¬ed coder’s ability to accurately code the current code sets, AAPC certi¬ed members will have two years to pass an open-book, online, unproctored
It will measure your understanding of ICD-10-CM format and structure, groupings and categories of codes, ICD-10-CM social guidelines, and coding concepts.
Required for AAPC credentialed coders, (excluding CPPM®, CPCO™, and CIRCC®), recommended for all others
working with the new code set.