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Medical Coders and Heavy Data Users

Medical Coders and Heavy Data Users - Departments & Programs, Programs and Initiatives, ICD-10, Who Does ICD-10 Affect?


Coders and Heavy Data Users include

Ambulatory Medical Coders

UWHC Medical Coders

UWMF Medical Coders

DFM Medical Coders

BPAD Analysts (some)

Cancer Registrars

Trauma Registrars


Documentation Specificity will be a fundamental key to success in ICD-10

Clinical Documentation must support the granularity of the ICD-10 code(s). Although medical coders may be most directly affected by ICD-10, providers will also play a large role in UW Health’s successful transition to ICD-10 in the specificity of clinical documentation.

After medical coders receive their ICD-10-CM and/or ICD-10-PCS training, they are encouraged to review clinical documentation with an ICD-10 “lens.” The ICD-10 training team will work with you, your coding coordinators / supervisors, Compliance departments, and Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists to give providers feedback prior to the ICD-10 go-live. The goal is to reduce coding queries and reduce the financial impact, while supporting UW Health providers through this transition.


Online Resources

Looking for supplemental education? Want to quiz yourself? Try 3M's ICD-10 Education Program.

  1. Click here to access their website
  2. Log in using the user name and password you set up with 3M. (You received an email on how to set up this resource at the end of Level 200.)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has greatly updated their resources for the transition to I-10: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/index.html

Questions? Contact ICD10.Questions@uwhealth.org


Additional Resources

External Resources

3M Online ICD-10 Resources (log-in required)

CMS Online ICD-10 Resources

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