Memorial Health System Enrolls 84 Coders in Libman Education's ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals Course

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 27, 2015 - BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS - Memorial Health System, located in southeastern Ohio, is enrolling a large number of coders in Libman Education's ICD-10 readiness course ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals, authored by nationally recognized ICD-10 expert Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P.

    The course is follow-up training to Libman Education's Anatomy and Physiology for Coders course, in which Marietta Memorial Hospital enrolled several coders in 2013. Currently 84 students are active - with extra spaces being held for future hires.

    "We found the Anatomy and Physiology course to be very helpful in providing foundational knowledge for preparing our coders for ICD-10 training," said Cansas Riggenbach, CPC, Coding Supervisor at Marietta Memorial Hospital. "With the ICD-10 deadline around the corner, the ICD-10-CM course provides the right training at the right time. We look forward to transitioning to ICD-10 with the material fresh in our minds."

    ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals is for HIM professionals familiar with coding in ICD-9-CM and who need to learn ICD-10-CM coding prior to ICD-10 implementation. The course teaches students how to:
    Identify the characteristics of ICD-10-CM diagnosis coding.
    Compare and contrast ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM codes.
    Apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of selected chapters that have changes.
    Apply clinical concepts to support coding decisions.
    Given a case scenario, apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to support accurate code assignment.

    The Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system governed by a volunteer board of community members that are committed to providing comprehensive services that meet the needs of our region. We are comprised of a network of two hospitals, outpatient service sites, assisted and long-term care facilities and a retirement community. We work in innovative ways to meet the healthcare challenges of today, while preparing for the health needs of our communities in the future.

    Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce.

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