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Pathway Health Announces Comprehensive ICD-10-CM Resources Available For Long Term Care

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White Bear Lake, MN, Nov. 21, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pathway Health, a leading post-acute consulting services, interim management and education company is proud to announce their comprehensive ICD-10-CM training resources specific to long term care. The program is designed to give long term care providers the knowledge and skills necessary to accurately assign ICD-10-CM codes for clinical and billing practices. The program offers online webinar, classroom and customized onsite trainings.

"At Pathway Health, we recognized the need for customized approach to ICD-10 training specifically for long term care since there are now over 87,000 new code sets," commented Deborah L. Schuna, Chief Executive Officer for Pathway Health. "We have invested significant resources and remain committed to readily provide insight, knowledge and expertise to assist the industry as they make this transition."

For in-depth training and education on ICD-10-CM an expert trainer can help. Pathway Health has 13 qualified trainers ready to assist with online webinars, 2-day classroom trainings and customized onsite training at a provider's location. Many of their trained expert consultants are AHIMA approved ICD-10 trainers.

Pathway Health's ICD-10-CM training resources provide long term care providers the ability to:

  • Comprehend definitions of ICD-10-CM terminology
  • Distinguish the similarities and difference between ICD-9 and ICD-10
  • Demonstrate the ability to assign correct ICD-10-CM codes
  • Determine the relationship between admission, primary and principle diagnosis and its effect on organizational outcomes

"Transitioning from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will effect many facets of a health care organization, including reimbursement, compliance, quality and billing," commented Lisa Thomson, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Pathway Health. "Our goal with the ICD-10-CM training is to give health care leaders in the long term care industry the skills necessary to effectively implement ICD-10 and maintain compliance."

The Pathway Health ICD-10-CM training resources will give long term care providers the confidence they need to ensure readiness for the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 transition deadline.

For more information about the Pathway Health ICD-10-CM training resources please visit, www.pathwayhealth.com, www.shoppathwayhealth.com or contact 877-777-5463.

About Pathway Health
Pathway Health is a professional management, consulting, interim management and education services organization, serving clients across the post-acute care continuum. Since 1997, Pathway Health has been keeping a pulse on industry clinical, regulatory, quality and reimbursement trends to keep clients on the path to success. With over 150 experienced professionals, we engage and employ leading clinical and operational experts to assist our clients in achieving the next level of performance. It is our people, their talents and their real-world post-acute experience that set Pathway Health apart. For more information, call 877-777-5463 or visit www.pathwayhealth.com.

CONTACT: Lisa Thomson Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Pathway Health lisa.thomson@pathwayhealth.com 651-407-8699

Source:Pathway Health