NEW YORK, Oct. 16, 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, announced today that it will be co-sponsoring a free information session for physician practices, hospitals and other healthcare professionals on how to ensure a smooth transition to the federally mandated ICD-10 medical coding system on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 8:00 AM. The seminar will be held at Ramapo College of New Jersey in Mahwah, New Jersey.
"While it is not directly connected to the Affordable Care Act, a fluid change to ICD-10 for businesses that require medical coding is all that more important as an additional 40 million new entries will enter into the healthcare system in January," said Ira Shapiro, Chairman and CEO of CODESMART™. "We hope that this seminar will help medical practices in New Jersey to better understand the requirements of ICD-10, and how to approach getting their coders and physicians up to speed and ready for the transition. We also hope the seminar will help them to understand the unique opportunities that ICD-10 will provide in terms of job creation, and economic growth not only for New Jersey, but for the entire nation."
Online registration for the free informational seminar is required. Please visit: www.ramapo.edu/cipl/icd-10 or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370.
Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as sixth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is sometimes mistaken for a private college. This is, in part, due to its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size of approximately 6,008 students and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/New York border.
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 five 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 that include categories of diseases and related treatment modalities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that all medical practices, hospitals and other medical record keeping organizations be ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014. Training in ICD-10 to be in compliance of the mandate is also essential to insurance carriers for providing reimbursement, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Therefore, there is an immediate need for ICD-10 training for new and existing physicians, clinicians, coders, hospital executives, and other personnel involved in patient care and health records.
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 Ramapo College of New Jersey 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.