Haas's Education, Consulting and Clinical Background Expand CDI Consulting Practice
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Feb. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TrustHCS, an HIM, compliance, ICD-10 and revenue cycle consulting firm for healthcare providers, announces the addition of Dianne Haas, Ph.D., R.N., to its senior management team. "As Executive Director of our Consulting Services Division, Dianne's experience in hospital leadership, nursing and education make her a great fit for our company and a valuable asset to our customers," states Torrey Barnhouse, CEO for TrustHCS. Clients will benefit from Haas's vast background of knowledge and years of clinical experience as they work to identify and remedy areas susceptible to reimbursement shortfalls under ICD-10.
According to the KLAS report "ICD-10: Preparing for October 2013," nearly two-thirds of providers are engaging or planning to engage third-party firms to assist with one or more of the preparation steps. As one of these consulting firms, TrustHCS conducts ICD-10 assessments, develops training programs, re-engineers revenue cycles and identifies clinical documentation weaknesses. "Trust HCS is a great fit for me. With their focused leadership in assisting clients through the many challenges of preparing a broad range of staff, in many health care areas, toward ICD-10 preparation," mentions Haas.
Haas's PhD credentials with her minor in business administration give her the understanding of the science and discipline of healthcare. She has the experience and credibility needed to lead all ranges of healthcare professionals; from nurses and coders to physician colleagues and the executive suite. Prior to joining TrustHCS, Haas served in a variety of consulting director, executive administrator and academic faculty positions.
TrustHCS is a health information management (HIM) services and revenue cycle consultancy firm for healthcare providers. TrustHCS effectively manages and protects the revenue integrity of health providers through affordable, on-demand remote coding, coding compliance, audit, cancer registry and educational services. TrustHCS was the first company in the nation to become an authorized reseller of AHIMA's ICD-10 Fundamentals Training Curriculum. With hospital, clinic and physician practice customers nationwide, TrustHCS ensures correct clinical coding, delivers effective coding compliance programs, conducts audits and supports cancer registries. For more information, visit www.trusthcs.com or call (417) 299-5069.
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