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What does ICD-10 Training have in Common with Travel?

My friend Jim, who recently retired, enrolls in travel-related seminars that teach frequent flyers how to best work the system by using credit cards to earn mileage rewards. He diligently reads a travel blog published by a seasoned traveler who has been to just about every country in the world. The writer offers suggestions of places to visit that are off the beaten path, where the food is great, where the scenery is breathtaking, and where crowds rarely gather. The desire to travel also fuels Jim’s goal of achieving his million-mile airline status.


Setting a goal and making a commitment to learn prepares us to do the things we want to do. This is true for all of us, including professional certified coders who need to maintain their certification though continuing education. If your experience is like mine, dozens of emails from vendors and associations anxious to promote their ICD-10 courses, boot camps, and training materials can be overwhelming – just like navigating a crowded airport or a long line at security! In the competitive market of continuing education, you have dozens of courses to choose from, but as you consider the options, think about the advantages of courses that offer:
Convenient, online, anytime learning
Affordable course pricing that fits any budget
Go green and reduce your carbon footprint
Complete ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS training courses as well as 21 individual ICD-10-CM chapter modules
AHIMA approved ICD-10 trainer-designed curriculum
AHIMA CEUs awarded upon completion
Assessment questions and answers with clinical rationale to build knowledge and understanding of various coding principles

Consider the personal and professional benefits of advancing your medical coding skills. Set your educational goals to meet your individual needs. Some students learn best in a classroom environment while others prefer to learn from webinars or seminars. Others feel the comfort that comes from online, anytime training. Maintaining your coding credentials is essential, but do not dismiss the possibility of enrolling in additional courses that expand your knowledge. Doing so demonstrates your desire for career advancement and rewards you with a sense of accomplishment similar to finding the best taco place in Mexico or that perfect, private spot on the beach. Travel also provides a sense of accomplishment in that it takes time and energy to decide on a destination, determine what you want to get out of the trip and the amount of money you can spend on your adventure. Oh, and if you are traveling by air, be sure to ask if the flight is oversold!

Joy writes periodically for Livanta LLC and promotes their educational courses. For more information about training courses and Livanta Learning, contact her at jbahnemann@livanta.com or visit the Livanta website at www.livantalearning.com. For travel tips and information, follow Matt Kepnes at www.nomadicmatt.com.