Module Two: Documentation

Return to AAFP Coding Toolkit: ICD-10 Educational Series.

Estimated time to complete module: 10-15 minutes

This online education module explains the purposes of documentation for ICD-10, reviews what information should be documented, and describes the specificity required for ICD-10.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand the purposes of documentation within the ICD-10 code set
2. Identify the information that should be documented for the new code set
3. Learn specific and the financial impact of specificity for ICD-10

Additional Information

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Course summary
Course opens: 
04/30/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2017

Richelle D. Beckman, JD, MHSA, RHIA, CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CPC-I

Richelle focuses her legal practice on regulatory compliance and healthcare reimbursement. She has administrative and compliance experience in the long term care, ambulatory surgery, medical group, and private practice settings with multi-specialty providers. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and certified professional coder with first-hand knowledge of the legal and practical reimbursement structures for government and private payors, and has assisted multiple providers in the planning, configuration, and implementation of electronic medical records. Richelle has prepared successful appeals for WPS, RAC, and private payor claim denials, audits, and reimbursement disputes and educates providers on appropriate documentation and coding practices. Richelle has received national awards from the American Health Information Management Association and Health Information and Management Systems Society and is active in local professional associations.

Available Credit

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/30/2014
Course expires: 
12/31/2017
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