NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CodeSmart Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ITEN), with its subsidiary, The CODESMARTTM Group, Inc. (collectively, "CODESMART"), a premier ICD-10 education and solutions group that offers CODESMARTTM UNIVERSITY, its on-line education solution and customizable training solutions, announces today that Ramapo College of New Jersey has selected CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY as its exclusive provider for ICD-10 education through its Center for Innovative and Professional Learning.
"We have specifically designed our CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY products to work seamlessly in a variety of contexts, whether through a university system or through other consulting groups that specialize in the healthcare field," said Ira Shapiro, Chairman and CEO of CodeSmart. "Our partnership with Ramapo College of New Jersey represents our initial presence in the state, and we believe that this partnership, along with the medical community with which Ramapo is affiliated, will help to prepare the region for the challenges ahead with regard to the ICD-10 conversion."
Ranked by U.S.News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor's degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers six graduate programs as well as articulated programs with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine.
ICD-10, or the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases, is a World Health Organization-approved designation of the aspects of disease treatment. These include categories of diseases and treatment modalities, broken down into more than 141,000 designations. The previous ICD had only 17,000 codes, diagnoses and procedures. The United States is one of the last countries in the world to adopt these standards. The Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that all medical practices, hospitals and other medical record-keeping organizations be trained and ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014. This is essential as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services will also be adopting the ICD-10 standard and will require proper medical coding in order to provide reimbursement. For more information about the CODESMART UNIVERSITY ICD-10 courses offered at Ramapo College of New Jersey, please visit www.ramapo.edu/cipl/icd.
CodeSmart Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ITEN) with its subsidiary, The CODESMART™ Group, Inc., is a premier national subject matter expert for ICD-10 education and compliance in the United States. Its product, CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY, is an on-line program of study for existing coders, new coders, clinicians, and healthcare roles of all types. The program was created by a combination of a leading panel of ICD-10 subject matter experts and a major four-year accredited university, which contributed the nation's top course designers and a platform that already provides interactive education to more than 60,000 students per year in degree programs. The ICD-10 training also includes live professors who work with and guide students through the programs of study in ICD-10.
CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY is endorsed by over 60 colleges and universities nationwide for its quality of education. The CODESMART™ Group, Inc. also provides solutions for ICD-10 transition, outsource coding, coding audits, critical documentation improvement and the revenue cycle continuum.
To learn more about CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY's proprietary programs, visit www.codesmartgroup.com.
CONTACT: Company Contact: Ira Shapiro Chairman and CEO The Codesmart Group, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org 646-526-7867 Investor Contact: John Baldissera BPC Financial Marketing 800-368-1217 Media Contact: Jules Abraham JQA Partners, LLC email@example.com 917-885-7378 Center for Innovative and Professional Learning (A-216) Ramapo College of New Jersey 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, New Jersey 07430 201.684.7370 firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:The Codesmart Group, Inc.