ICD-10 training collaborations abound as deadline inches closer

QuadraMed Corp., a healthcare information system vendor, has partnered with Elsevier, a publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, to provide a training and educational service for healthcare providers that are preparing for the transition to the ICD-10 diagnostic code set in 2013. Under the agreement, QuadraMed will make Elsevier/MC Strategies' ICD-10 e-learning suite available as part of the EHR vendor's ICD-10 countdown program.

Included in the Elsevier e-learning suite are:

  • ICD-10 Readiness Assessment Tool
  • EduCode Coding Curriculum
  • EduCode ICD-10 Essentials
  • Mosby's Medical Terminology Curriculum
  • EduCode Documentation Improvement Curriculum
  • Mosby's Human Body Essentials (A&P and Pathology)

QuadraMed's ICD-10 preparation program, which was introduced in 2009, provides health systems with software, education, guidance and training tools specific to the ICD-10 transition. The program includes an ICD-10 coding simulator featuring the full set of ICD-10 codes. Users of the program now can practice coding scenarios in a simulated environment while reviewing Elsevier's educational materials.

In a recent J.A. Thomas & Associates survey, more than half of the respondents said they needed help facilitating medical staff acceptance of the ICD-10 conversion. Seventy-two percent said that investments in education and training were the best allocation of funds in preparing for the transition.

Two other recent partnerships geared toward ICD-10 training include Pennsylvania-based health IT firm Precyse pairing with Nashville's HealthStream, and Naples, Fla.-based testing organization Qualedix teaming with the Durham, N.C. -based Coding Institute.

To learn more:
- read the press release
- see the results of the J.A. Thomas survey

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