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How do you take the ICD-10 certification exam?

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Healthcare professionals can take the ICD-10 certification exam by registering for and attending an approved training course such as the options offered through AAPC or AHIMA, according to the company websites. Some programs offer continuing education units for professionals, whereas others simply provide assessments, so professionals should choose a program that offers the required training for their profession.

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To take the ICD-10 certification exam through AAPC, follow the steps below.

  1. Visit the website
  2. Go to the AAPC website homepage at AAPC.com.

  3. Click ICD-10
  4. Hover over the Education tab along the top navigation bar and click on the ICD-10 tab under the Popular Topics header.

  5. Choose a position
  6. Click on the applicable profession to view training and assessment options. Available options as of 2015 include Coder/Auditor, Physician and Practice Manager/Admin.

  7. Enroll
  8. Review all of the available online courses, choose a program and enroll for the desired course. Pay all applicable fees and complete the assessment.

To register through AHIMA, follow the steps below.

  1. Visit the website
  2. Go to the AHIMA website homepage at AHIMA.org.

  3. Click ICD-10
  4. Hover over the Education tab and click on the ICD-10 tab.

  5. Click on View A&P Courses and Assessments
  6. Scroll down the page and click on the View A&P Courses and Assessments link to view available courses, review class requirements and register for a course or assessment. Pay applicable fees and complete the assessment.

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