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HCCS Announces "READY WHEN YOU ARE!" ICD-10 Online Training Program

JERICHO, N.Y., Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc., (HCCS), the leading provider of online healthcare compliance and competency training courses, today announced their new "READY WHEN YOU ARE!" ICD-10 online training program. This new program allows facilities to purchase expert, up to date ICD-10 online training today with the knowledge that the courses selected will be accessible and kept up to date through the now official October 1, 2014 implementation deadline at no additional fee.

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The program allows facilities to purchase online ICD-10 training now and rollout the training to each learner when it makes sense for their specific needs. In this manner, facilities maintain complete flexibility and control in the delivery and scheduling of training to their physicians, coders, administrators and other staff.

"Training staff for ICD-10 is complex and can take much longer than most facilities realize," says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS. "This program gives organizations the opportunity to get a head start on the training and allows staff the time needed to learn the new system to protect proper reimbursements."

HHS has announced October 1, 2014 as the final implementation date for the conversion to the new ICD-10 coding set. On that date, healthcare professionals and staff across the country will be required to submit claims using the new coding system. To meet this deadline, staff need to understand the switch to this new complex coding system and be trained in how to properly use the new codes. Failure to do so can result in reduced, delayed or denied reimbursements that will impact the bottom line financial results.

Courses available include:

  • Understanding and Preparing for ICD-10
  • Anatomy and Terminology Essentials
  • Best Practices for ICD-10
  • The CM Guidelines
  • The PCS Guidelines
  • Mastering ICD-10-CM Coding for Cardiology, General Surgery / Gastroenterology or OB/Gyn
  • And More...

The courses range from 1 to 20 hours and are approved for CEUs by the AAPC and AHIMA. A complete list is available here.

HCCS also provides the ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer, a fast, easy way to test knowledge of the CM and PCS guidelines and identify knowledge gaps for physicians, coders and other healthcare staff.

About Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS)
HCCS is the leading provider of effective online training courses and learning management systems to healthcare facilities. HCCS has provided over 7 million hours of compliance and competency training courseware to hospitals, teaching facilities, medical schools, health plans and other healthcare entities. http://www.hccs.com (516) 478-4100 or (877) 933-hccs.

For more information about the HCCS ICD-10 Billing, Coding and Documentation Training library and the "READY WHEN YOU ARE!" program visit www.hccs.com or contact HCCS at info@hccs.com.

SOURCE Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc.