ICD-10

An expert can help for in-depth training and education on ICD-10-CM/PCS. AHIMA developed a program for approving trainers who meet specific standards and fulfill rigorous requirements. AHIMA-approved trainers can guide coding professionals in becoming proficient in ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems.

AHIMA prepares trainers through its AHIMA Academy for ICD-10. Prerequisites for participating in the Academy include three years of direct experience assigning ICD-9-CM codes, plus training or teaching experience. Trainers are required to complete an advanced program that includes two online courses and three days of face-to-face training. After successful completion of both the online and face-to-face training, attendees must complete an assessment in order to receive an AHIMA Trainer Certificate.

As of June 30, 2010, there are 400 ICD-10-CM/PCS Certificate holders. Staff members Mary Louise Applebaum and Martha Gray are considered part of the "first generation" attendees who participated in the July 2009 AHIMA ICD-10 Academy in Las Vegas.