Federal law has mandated that the healthcare industry implement the ICD-10 code set by October 1st, 2014. In preparation for this industry-wide change, AIHT Education will now be offering ICD-10 training as part of its Medical Billing & Coding program beginning April 28th, 2014.
ICD-10 offers a much more specific coding system and is therefore drastically different from the ICD-9 code set that is currently in practice in the United States. The current code set contains approximately 18,000 diagnosis and procedure codes while the soon to be implemented ICD-10 contains well over 100,000 codes. Proper knowledge and training is required for all medical personnel to ease the transition.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in healthcare administration, medical billing and coding might be the right choice for you. Please contact our admissions department at 203-870-8400 for more information about our training programs.