Career Step is excited to announce an agreement with Cerner Corporation to deliver ICD-10 education services to the company’s clients and associates. The agreement, designed to advance the companies’ mutual goals of delivering the best possible outcomes to their clients’ investments in ICD-10 training, names Cerner, whose solutions are licensed by more than 10,000 facilities worldwide, as a reseller of Career Step’s The ICD-10 Solution.
The ICD-10 Solution, a comprehensive set of programs co-developed by Career Step and YES HIM Consulting, Inc., is designed with the complexity of ICD-10 in mind. To prepare for the industry’s switch to ICD-10, coders and other stakeholders must learn how the ICD-10 classification system works, a daunting task for which many in the industry are as yet unprepared.
“ICD-10 training is critical to coder accuracy and productivity, which are in turn vital to our clients’ financial well-being,” said Mike Hodgson, Vice President of Healthcare and Corporate Partnerships for Career Step. “Our approach to ICD-10 training facilitates efficient learning and retention of the new coding guidelines, as well as how to abstract key documentation elements, interpret surgical techniques and apply new aspects of the biomedical sciences, all while meeting the demands of their current jobs.”
Industry experts warn not to count on another extension to the mandated transition date of October 1, 2014. With less than 14 months remaining and staff shortages already an issue, many are worried about losses in productivity, coder frustration and cash flow disruptions.
”Cerner acknowledges that the transition to ICD-10 requires a huge lift of our client’s time and resources,” said Derek Lundberg, Director of Revenue Cycle Education for Cerner. “We’re working with leading ICD-10 education organizations, such as Career Step, to make the training component of ICD-10 as seamless as possible for our client organizations.”
Because The ICD-10 Solution uses methodologies that have been proven effective for varied adult learning styles, needs-based learning and retention are maximized with minimal disruption to current productivity levels during the training and dual coding processes.
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