An Innovative Curriculum Using a Simulated Electronic Health Record to Teach Internal Medicine Residents About ICD-10-CM

Elizabeth Leilani Lee, Alia Chisty, Paul Williams, William Brady

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Abstract

Introduction: This module introduces learners to the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) coding system and its relevance to patient care, billing, and public health. Knowledge of this coding system is critical for residents about to enter independent practice. Methods: This case was developed for internal medicine residents at all levels of training and was delivered in three 50-minute sessions. Associated materials include a test given before and after the module, the answer key to that test, the clinical case and associated learning objectives, a faculty guide, and an evaluation form. This module features a simulated patient encounter in an electronic health record, the details of which are given in the faculty guide. Results: Eighty-eight percent of learners reported that they found this exercise useful, and there was a significant improvement in posttest scores after completion. Ninety-four percent of learners reported a commitment to using appropriate ICD-10-CM codes in their own practice after completion of the exercise. Discussion: This effective module has been integrated into our ambulatory curriculum. Knowledge of ICD-10-CM coding allows physicians to document specifically and appropriately as they move forward in their practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalMedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 8 2017

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