NEW YORK, July 30, 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 it has hired Marion G. Kruse as vice president of consulting.
"Marion brings extensive experience and credibility to our team, with a unique perspective on the industry as a former bedside, and recovery room nurse, as well as a case manager and clinical documentation specialist," said Ira Shapiro, Chairman and CEO of CODESMART™. "Her familiarity with hospital systems and policies makes her an incredible asset to our consulting business and we look forward to incredible results under her leadership."
Ms. Kruse is a recognized expert in Medicare regulations and excels at providing education, project management and process improvement. Her expertise is in ICD-10 and the various severity adjusted DRG systems and she has performed ICD-10 assessments and implemented clinical documentation improvement programs for small and large hospital systems. In addition to her experience as a bedside, recovery room nurse and utilization case manager, she has knowledge of medical records, coding, charge analysis, patient accounts and billing compliance. Prior to her work in the advisory services, Ms. Kruse served as a director of clinical consulting in a large not-for-profit hospital system in the Midwest, where she was responsible for the strategic direction of the clinical documentation program and providing leadership for various revenue cycle, observation and APC projects. She also worked with a number of rural hospitals to solve APC and DRG revenue cycle related issues. Ms. Kruse's qualifications include AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, knowledge of MS-DRG, APC, diagnostic and procedural code assignment, Medicare quality measures, CMS present on admission regulations, physician documentation requirements, medical necessity, UR, case management, and hospital throughput.
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. 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.
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