Johns Hopkins Medicine CME: Navigating ICD - 10


(This activity has been approved for 1.75  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ )


ICD - 10 replaces ICD - 9 on October 1, 2015.  No ICD - 9 codes will be accepted after that date.  A survey conducted by Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) June 2015 demonstrated 50% of hospitals and 17% of physician practices had conducted ICD 10 diagnosis and procedure code testing.  Only 6% of primary care physicians have participated in testing.  The lack of preparedness reflects the inadequate buy-in from physicians who believe it is a useless transition that will result in the collection of large volumes of data that will eventually be used against them. (Healthcare Informatics 4/15)     Two things are clear.  First,  ICD - 10 is here to stay and will be the rule of law on Oct 1, 2015.  Second, physicians don’t understand the what, why and how to of the new system.  The goal of this CME course is to fill in the blanks of ICD - 10.  We deal with the practical issues:

  • What is ICD - 10?
  • How will it affect patient outcomes?
  • The why, what and how will it be used for data collection?
  • How to code using your EHR or mobile apps?
  • How to make sure you being paid correctly?

It is not too late to catch up.  Testing is allowed until Oct. 1.  Your ability to maintain your revenue cycle begins with an acceptance of what has already been decided.  This course will help with that acceptance and then discuss what needs to be done to prepare.

Part 1   Why the change from ICD - 9 to ICD - 10?

Part 2   When do I need to submit ICD - 10 and what is the structure of the codes?

Part 3   How to test my the codes to make sure I am coding accurately?

Part 4   How to use Mobile Apps with keyword search to find billable ICD - 10 codes?

Target Audience

This online course has been prepared for any individual who works as a healthcare provider.  There are no prerequisites to participate.


Paul Gurny   M.B.A.   M.S.  Managing Director,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC., Senior Professional Instructor, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

David Joyce  M.D.   M.B.A.   Director of Educational Programs,  Essential Seminars for Physicians LLC.


After participating in the activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Discuss the goals of ICD - 10.
  • Demonstrate ICD - 10 coding with mobile apps.
  • Discuss the lessons learned from the early adoption program.
  • Analyze the structure of ICD - 10 codes.
  • Interpret a charges/collections statement to determine the effects on revenue cycle.

The video tutorial is divided into  20 – 30 minute segments to enhance the learning experience. It can be viewed on any smart device an unlimited number of times, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Total viewing time     (92:55)

Estimated time to complete the module and post-test     1.75 hours

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JHU Faculty/Staff Only: If you are using your Tuition Remission Benefit or an ION budget, please complete this REGISTRATION FORM 8 2014 and return with appropriate payment processing form to OCME, Turner 20. Information can be found on-line at

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This course may be viewed on any device connected to the internet on an unlimited basis.