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Pulse Systems Publishes Free eBook About ICD-10

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pulse Systems, Inc., an industry-leading provider of Electronic Health Record (EHR), Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management solutions, announced today it has published a free eBook on The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System, generally referred to as ICD-10. Pulse's interactive training guide breaks down coding set differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 with easy-to-understand definitions of key terms, outlines changes in clinical documentation by specialty including clinical scenarios, and also offers an implementation guide to help physician practices identify the main areas that will be impacted by the application of the new ICD-10 coding structure.

ICD-10 is not a simple update to ICD-9. Pulse is offering the free training guide to help physician practices focus on what ICD-10 means for their particular medical specialty as they make the switch. The structural changes throughout the entire ICD-10 coding system are significant, and the increased level of complexity will not only require additional training for coders, but will also require significant coordination with physicians, billing staff, and any department in a practice that currently utilizes ICD-9. While there are similarities between ICD-9 and ICD-10, ICD-10 coding is far more specific. There are currently about 14,000 ICD-9 codes, compared to approximately 69,000 ICD-10 codes.

"Preparation is the best offense and Pulse's latest eBook, the ICD-10 implementation guide, is designed to minimize providers' concerns related to the ICD-10 conversion by thoroughly training them in advance," said Samuel S. Ambrose, Chief Marketing Officer of Pulse Systems. "Pulse's commitment to our clients and our arsenal of educational tools to make the practices we serve run more smoothly are second to none in the industry."

The International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition, Clinical Modification/Procedure Coding System (ICD-10 CM/PCS) is a medical classification list that will affect documentation and coding for everyone covered by the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA), and is expected to replace the current ICD-9 as of October 1, 2015.

Pulse has successfully tested ICD-10 claims with multiple leading clearinghouses in March of 2014, and has developed many ICD-10 preparedness tools to train physician practices and their employees about ICD-10. All of Pulse's ICD-10 education tools are available via a free download.

Click here to obtain a copy of Pulse's free ICD-10 eBook. For more information about Pulse Systems, please visit www.pulseinc.com.

About Pulse Systems, Inc.:

Pulse provides certified, integrated, electronic healthcare management systems to thousands of providers across more than 40 specialties nationwide. Pulse's award-winning, interoperable technology platform includes easy-to-use, cost-efficient EHR, Practice Management, e-prescribing and Revenue Cycle Management solutions. Pulse is committed to helping our physician partners gain greater work flow efficiencies, reduce costs and achieve Meaningful Use incentives; all supported by our best-in-class client support, training and implementation services.

Pulse is part of the Cegedim Healthcare Software division, owned and operated by Cegedim, a global healthcare technology company. To learn more or to request a demonstration of Pulse's solutions, please visit us at www.pulseinc.com or call 1.800.444.0882, option 3.

About Cegedim:

Founded in 1969, Cegedim is a global technology and services company specializing in the healthcare field. Cegedim supplies services, technological tools, specialized software, data flow management services and databases. Its offerings are targeted notably at healthcare industries, life sciences companies, healthcare professionals and insurance companies. The world leader in life sciences CRM, Cegedim is also one of the leading suppliers of strategic healthcare industry data. Cegedim employs 8,000 people in more than 80 countries and generated revenue of €902 million in 2013. Cegedim SA is listed in Paris (EURONEXT:CGM).

To learn more, please visit: www.cegedim.com.

CONTACT: Samuel S. Ambrose Pulse Systems, Inc. Chief Marketing Officer Tel.: 800.444.0882 x1240 Aude Balleydier Cegedim Media Relations Tel.: +33 (0)1 49 09 68 81

Source:Pulse Systems Inc