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Good evening. I am curious to find out what your facilities are doing to prepare for ICD-10. Are your nurses receiving any specialized training? If so, what?

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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What type of facility or unit do you manage?

Most nurses have nothing to do with the billing end of things, so there would be no need for training.

I don't know that we will have special training, probably just a new book with all the new codes, and whoever is responsible for creating our superbills will need to redo them.

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I am a Chief Nursing Officer so I am over most of the patient care departments in our facility. ICD-10 is much more in depth and there is a whole certification process that is different than the ICD-9 certification so hospitals just buying a new book will fail miserably. Nursing will play a role because of the increase in documentation that will be needed. We have starting doing documentation classes but I am wondering what other facilities are doing as well.

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klone has 13 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Women's Health/OB Leadership.

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I didn't mean to imply that that is all the hospital will do to prepare. That is all we will probably do on the provider level. As much as I would love for all providers to take a billing class, it's just not feasible. I'm sure the people who are in charge of the money will be doing a lot, but we don't really expect our nurses and MAs to know about the billing end of things, other than to document appropriately. I'm speaking as a supervisor of a clinic. Obviously, as the CNO, you will be more heavily involved. Sorry, can't speak to how upper administration is preparing for it.

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We are not planning any classes or preparation for the nursing staff. I know administration is working with the medical team to ensure their notes include everything that is needed. We use EPIC and staff nurses document on flowsheets that have pre-programmed rows. I would imagine the most we would do is reorganize our flowsheets and educate towards documentation that way instead of educating for the ICD-10 codes. I am a unit director at an academic medical center.

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