Career Step, a leading online healthcare school, and YES HIM Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in health information management and coding, have announced the launch of their joint ICD-10 training program, The ICD-10 Solution. The joint venture’s education programs are now available and are designed to help organizations train their employees on the changes required by the mandated October 2013 transition to ICD-10 codes.
“The required conversion to ICD-10 in 2013 is drawing increasing attention as we’re moving toward the deadline, and many organizations are just realizing the true scope and complexity of this endeavor,” said Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS, President of YES HIM Consulting, Inc. “With the launch of The ICD-10 Solution, we have developed applications to help organizations progress toward the goal of a successful ICD-10 transition. We’ve built this solution in conjunction with Career Step to provide a comprehensive, online education solution.”
The ICD-10 Solution is divided into three educational offerings: various online seminars, HIM coder clinical knowledge assessments, and online coder clinical training programs. The three-tier approach makes the education process manageable for institutions by segmenting the training into flexible stages and incorporating education for all levels and departments from C-level executives through the coding staff.
“The ICD-10 Solution launch is something we’ve been working toward for nearly a year,” said COO Mark Thomas, the Career Step executive in charge of development. “We have been able to successfully combine the expertise of the YES HIM Consulting team with Career Step’s innovative learning platform and education experience to create a training solution that will fully prepare organizations to make the transition to ICD-10, enabling organizations to achieve compliance while minimizing the associated loss of productivity.”
Each of The ICD-10 Solution’s offerings moves an organization through a crucial stage of ICD-10 education. The online seminars educate upper and middle management from a number of departments on the steps necessary for a successful ICD-10 transition. The HIM coder clinical knowledge assessment piece provides HIM directors/supervisors the tools they need to evaluate their teams and discover exactly what education is required. The third and final offering, online coder clinical training programs, includes refresher courses in medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology as well as in-depth ICD-10 education.
For more information on The ICD-10 Solution or the partnership between YES HIM Consulting, Inc. and Career Step, visit www.theicd10solution.com or contact Mike Hodgson at 1-800-246-7837.
About Career Step
Career Step, a leading online school, focuses on helping students quickly gain the career skills they need to succeed in rapidly growing industries. With nearly 20 years of experience, the school has trained over 65,000 students in the United States and internationally and offers programs in the allied health and administrative services industries. Career Step’s training programs are offered entirely online, and the school is committed to helping each enrolling student graduate and successfully transition to a rewarding career. For more information on the Career Step programs, please visit www.careerstep.com or call 1-800-411-7073.
About YES HIM Consulting, Inc.
YES HIM Consulting, Inc. is a small consulting firm with a personal touch and consists of 25 experienced team associates—all who have over 20+ years experience in healthcare, Health Information Management, and coding. Our consulting team focuses on utilizing their expertise in ICD-10 Coding education & training, Coding Compliance Audits, Revenue Cycle improvement projects, and Unbilled management to assist our clients. YES HIM Consulting, Inc. clients include small to large hospitals, healthcare systems, and encoding vendors. Our team also currently consists of twelve AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainers with additional team members becoming AHIMA-approved trainers in 2011. For more information, please visit www.yes-himconsulting.com or call 727-531-3839.