The Fear of ICD10


It has been eight months since the long anticipated implementation of ICD10. This is a word that put fear into the hearts of even the most seasoned medical billers and coders. ICD10 includes more than sixty-eight thousand codes compared to its predecessor ICD9 with its mere thirteen thousand codes. The Medical billing and coding program offered at Northwest Career College uses the latest medical coding curriculum offered, including training using ICD10.


The successful transition to ICD10 has been attributed to the preparedness of hospitals, physicians and insurers providing webinars, seminars and newsletters as well as with Career Colleges like Northwest keeping up to date via these same methods used in the field.


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has offered a one year grace period as everyone works to familiarize themselves with the greater specificity in ICD10. Learning to process medical claims and code using ICD10 at Northwest Career College will increase your demand in the ever changing medical landscape. Call for your personal tour today.