ICD-10 Education for Physicians

Countdown bannerPhysicians and physician office staff members are invited to participate in the 2 online educational series available below: 1) 2015 Clinical Documentation Improvement Training and 2) Physician ICD-10-CM Chapter-by-Chapter Training. Click here for a printable ICD-10 & CDI Physician Course Info Sheet.

Access Information
This series is included in the 2015 Countdown to ICD-10 Program.  As explained here Physician Course Access Flyer: To enroll in a course, click on the course title below and make sure to register under your hospital or affiliated hospital for physicians (Physicians: choose your affiliated hospital in the Your organization dropdown, enter your practice name in the Employment Organization Name field during online registration).  If you are already a subscriber and have any problems accessing the courses below, please email hthtech@hometownhealthonline.com.

If you are interested in purchasing the program for your physicians, there are separate group subscriptions available.  If you would like more information on purchasing a subscription to the courses below, please contact Kristy Thomson at kristy.thomson@hometownhealthonline.com.

2015 Clinical Documentation Improvement Training led by Dr. James Dunnick

Physicians and physician office staff members are invited to participate in the Clinical Documentation Improvement Education offered through the 6 part online webinar series below, presented by Annie Lee Sallee, MBA, RHIT, CPC, CPMA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and certified professional coder, Dr. James S. Dunnick, MD, FACC, CHCQM, CPC.

Webinar Title Duration Date Posted
Part I: Physician CDI Series (ICD-10-CM Chapters 1-4) 1 hour 2/2015
Part II: Physician CDI Series (ICD-10-CM Chapters 5-8) 1 hour 3/2015
Part III: Physician CDI Series (ICD-10-CM Chapters 9-11) 1 hour 4/2015
Part IV: Physician CDI Series (ICD-10-CM Chapters 12-14,18) 1.5 hour 5/2015
Part V: Physician CDI Series (ICD-10-CM Chapters 15-17) 1.5 hour 6/2015
Part VI: Physician CDI Series (ICD-10-CM Chapters 19-21) 1.5 hour 7/2015
ICD-10 Preparedness: August 2015 Physician Lunch-n-Learn Webinar
*This is not part of the CDI series. It is a training update provided for physicians.
This webinar is included in the HTH ICD-10 Program.
1.5 hour 8/2015
ICD-10 Preparedness: September 2015 Physician Lunch-n-Learn Webinar
 *This is not part of the CDI series. It is a training update provided for physicians.
This webinar is included in the HTH ICD-10 Program.
1.5 9/2015


Physician ICD-10-CM Chapter-by-Chapter Training

HomeTown Health (HTH) recently completed a series of 12 webinars led by Annie Lee Sallee, MBA, RHIT, CPC, CPMA, AHIMA‐Approved ICD‐10‐CM/PCS Trainer, to educate both administrative staff and clinicians regarding the ICD‐10‐CM changes. The series begins with an introduction and documentation tips to start incorporating now and then progresses through each of the 21  ICD‐10‐CM chapters.

What makes this webinar series unique is that a comparative approach is taken‐ specifically pointing out what is new with ICD‐10‐CM compared to ICD‐9‐CM. This approach highlights what is new with code descriptions, coding guidelines, and where physician documentation must be improved. Annie Lee provides examples of the “way it is now” with ICD‐9‐CM and then explains in detail what can be expected with ICD‐10‐CM.

HTH was also pleased to have Dr. James Dunnick join our presentation to discuss the changes from his physician perspective. Dr. Dunnick is a board certified internal medicine physician and cardiologist. He has 25 years of clinical experience, but is now working full‐time to help physicians and hospitals with coding and compliance.

The first half of the series includes hot topics such as preparing an impact assessment, budgeting, properly utilizing the GEMs and performing documentation reviews. Guest speakers join from Azalea Health and Healthcare Coding & Consulting Services. The last 6 webinars offer practice scenarios for coders to practice utilizing ICD‐10‐CM. Although the original audience of this series was from physician practices, the content covers all of ICD‐10‐CM and is very comprehensive regardless of setting.

Webinar Title   Duration              Date Posted               
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: ICD-10 Introduction and Project Planning – October 2013 45 mins 10/2013
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: ICD-10 Documentation Tips and Vendor Readiness
– November 2013
62 mins 11/2013
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Infectious Diseases; Neoplasms (Chapters 1& 2) and
Budgeting for ICD-10 – December 2013
59 mins 12/2013
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Diseases of the Blood; Endocrine and Metabolic Diseases
(Chapters 3 & 4) and Utilizing the GEMs – January 2014
63 mins 1/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Mental and Behavioral Disorders; Diseases of the Nervous System
(Chapters 5 & 6) and Implementation Review – February 2014
69 mins 2/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Diseases of Eye and Adnexa and External Ear (Chapters 7 & 8)
and Performing Documentation Reviews – March 2014
63 mins 3/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Diseases of Circulatory System (Chapter 9) and ICD-10 Delay – April 2014 58 mins 4/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Diseases of Respiratory System and Digestive System
(Chapters 10 & 11) – May 2014
58 mins 5/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Diseases of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue and Musculoskeletal System and Connective Tissue (Chapters 12 & 13) – June 2014 68 mins 6/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Diseases of Genitourinary System; Symptoms/Signs/Findings
Not Classified Elsewhere (Chapters 14 & 18) – July 2014
61 mins 7/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Puerperium; Conditions Originating
in Perinatal Period; Congenital Malformations and Chromosomal Abnormalities (Chapters 15, 16, & 17) – August 2014
73 mins 8/2014
ICD-10 Physicians Webinar: Injury/Poisoning; External Causes of Morbidity; Health Status
& Contact with Health Services (Chapters 19, 20, & 21) – September 2014
60 mins 9/2014