Step-By-Step Guide to Managing a Successful Coding Program

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  • (1888PressRelease) January 31, 2020 - BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Coding, as well as clinical documentation integrity and auditing, are often cited as areas of the greatest opportunity for revenue cycle improvement within a hospital or health network. Analyzing a coding department’s workflow, staff, training, and compliance will help enhance your revenue cycle performance.

    To assist HIM Directors and Coding Managers, Libman Education has released a whitepaper: Does your Coding Team Meet Your Standard of Quality? Four Principles to Help your Coding Team Succeed. The whitepaper provides a step-by-step roadmap for HIM Directors and Coding Managers to carefully plan, evaluate and improve their coding function, thereby providing an immediate impact on the institution’s critically important revenue cycle.

    “Coding is a key strategic asset of the institution’s revenue cycle and highly skilled coders provide accurate, complete and defensible results,” commented Susan Pepple, Libman Education Vice President. “While managing the coding function may be just one of the many responsibilities facing an HIM Director or Coding Manager, getting it right, thereby enabling the revenue cycle to perform as it should, requires careful planning.”

    Does your Coding Team Meet Your Standard of Quality? Four Principles to Help your Coding Team Succeed asks HIM Directors and Coding Managers to consider the following:

    - Are your coders meeting your exacting accuracy rates and productivity standards?
    - Having hired qualified coders, how do you ensure their skills stay sharp and up-to-date?
    - Are your coders fully versed in the rules that govern accurate and complete coding resulting in proper reimbursement, regardless of the setting?
    - Are your coders continuing to develop their skills and expand both their areas of competence and their value to your organization?

    For the free whitepaper Does your Coding Team Meet Your Standard of Quality? Four Principles to Help your Coding Team Succeed, visit

    About the author
    Stacy Swartz, RHIA, CCS, CPC, has 25 years of experience in Health Information Management, having worked all facets of the profession from coding to billing to Vice President of Operations. With expertise in both professional and facility service lines, she has served as an educator and consultant to over 2,000 coders and upwards of 400 physicians. Ms. Swartz’s coding experience includes both inpatient and outpatient services, having worked with several of the largest Health Systems and Hospitals in the industry.

    About Libman Education
    For over a decade, Libman Education has been recognized as the trusted resource providing workforce ready training on Health Information Management and Medical Record Coding for individual HIM professionals and their employers. Libman Education offers a catalog of over 60 proprietary online training titles as well as courses written by other education providers carefully selected and curated to be the best. Over 12,000 individuals enroll annually in Libman Education’s WebinarPlus™ self-paced online courses written by leading industry experts.

    Our focus is on coding from beginner to advanced (ICD-10-CM, ICD-10-PCS, CPT), as well as coding credential prep (both AHIMA and AAPC), and other topics where in-depth specialized knowledge of relevant coding systems and their application is essential (Auditing, CDI, HIPAA, Reimbursement, Interventional Radiology & Cardiovascular Surgery, Long Term Acute Care, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Pediatrics).

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