Understanding Clinical Documentation Requirements for ICD-10

Understanding Clinical Documentation Requirements for ICD-10

ICD-10 is one of the most significant changes in our industry's history.  Under ICD-10's more rigorous specificity requirements, physician documentation will need to meet the higher standard as well. Physicians will need to meet the standards and guidelines in order to ensure proper coding and billing practices, otherwise they will risk potential denials and therefore will be at risk for loss of revenue.  Furthermore, A recent study of more than 20,000 audits of physicians' clinical documentation revealed that only 63 percent of current documentation is sufficient for ICD-10's specificity levels.  

 This online course is recorded from a live webinar on March 18, 2015.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify why detailed clinical documentation is important for the ICD-10 transition, including high-impact differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10. 
  • Plan and optimize your clinical documentation strategies.  
  • Apply best practices for educating and training your staff.


Jane Tuttle, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-I, CCS-P
is a certified coding and compliance educator and consultant with more than 27 years of experience in health care administration including the areas of, chart-auditing, corporate compliance, HIPAA regulations, practice management, billing, coding and reimbursement. In 2005, Ms. Tuttle formed, CODING EDUCATION ENDEAVORS to serve consulting clients and teach coding students throughout the New England area. She has been a professional coding instructor for 15 years and is a certified ICD-10CM instructor.

Course Fees

Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Member: $12.00
Non-MMS Member: $22.00
Allied Health Professionals: $9.60


Slides & Video

CME Credit:

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ , risk management study

The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ . Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

A score of 70% or higher is required to receive  AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ .

Activity Term
Start: July 15, 2015    
End: July 31, 2017   

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