April 2011
  Seventh Edition
 
 
Finally the good news you are all waiting for. Yes, ICA Certification Exams are going live from May 1, 2011. We are currently offering two certifications Certified ICD-10 Analyst and Certified ICD-10 Consultant, and intend to offer more as we go forward.
ICD-10 Coders Academy has tied up Kryterion as its testing solutions delivery partner. ICA certification exams are available and proctored at over 550 High-stakes Online Secured Testing (HOST) Locations across the globe with at least 350 of them located across our nation. Kryterion’s rapidly expanding network of proctored HOST Locations ensures that our Test Takers have convenient access to high-quality testing facilities. This allows them to take their assessments wherever and whenever they want. Google and SalesForce.com are among the other clients of Kryterion.
Please check out this space in the next edition for the official launch date as well as the registration processes involved.
Working Members who still have not received ICA ICD-10 Official Study Guide are requested to email support@icd10codersacademy.net along with your Working Membership ID.
ICD-10 - How it affects clinical operations?
The transition to ICD-10 will affect every segment of the US healthcare industry. From providers to payers, the transition includes the replacement of existing systems to support ICD-10, retraining the entire medical support work force, and incorporating strategies to avoid errors and insure success. The rise in demand for qualified manpower in 2013 for healthcare revenue cycle management industry is going to see a sharp upward trend. For payers and providers, there is going to be tremendous amount of preparation that needs to go in now to be compliant with all ICD-10 deadlines mandated by CMS [...]
Coding Sinusitis per ICD-10-CM
Sinusitis refers to inflammation of the sinuses that occurs with a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection. As expected, post ICD-10 implementation, there will not always be a simple crosswalk relationship between old and new codes. Sometimes you will have more options that may need changing the way physicians’ document their services and coder reports it. ICD-10 coding for sinusitis is one of the examples of how ICD-10 will impact coding guidelines after ICD-10 implementation.
 
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