Indian Health Service (IHS) Facility starts next phase of ICD-10 training with Libman Education’s Course, ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals

Libman Education’s progressive learning style enables easy transition from course to course 

BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS August 22, 2013 The Indian Health Service (IHS) facility in Reno Sparks is gearing up for the next phase of ICD-10 preparation.  The agency is now offering its medical coders the ICD-10-CM training course Introduction to ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals.

IHS coders began ICD-10 training last year with Libman Education’s Anatomy & Physiology for Coders course. ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals allows them to build on their knowledge and prepare more fully for next year’s ICD-10 deadline. Libman Education courses are geared for progressive learning to enable easy transition from one course to the next.    

“Since IHS provides federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives, by distributing our courses the organization can reach an important segment of the population that we wouldn’t reach otherwise,” said Barry Libman, president of Libman Education. “We are honored for another opportunity to help equip IHS coders with the tools to excel as medical coding professionals.”

Introduction to ICD-10-CM for Coding Professionals, developed by well-known author and ICD-10 expert Gail I. Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, is an online, self-paced course that allows students to work around their busy schedule.

The course highlights the key changes in ICD-10-CM Diagnostic Coding, and teaches students how to translate ICD-9-CM knowledge to the new version of the classification system. In addition, the course provides exercises and case studies applicable to any clinical setting, and includes new conventions and guidelines with the focus on the expanded code set.

The ICD-10-CM training course includes the following special learning activities: hands-on coding exercises for all clinical settings, coding of case studies with instant feedback, and editing of coded data. Students are eligible for 7 AHIMA CEUs (continuing education units).  (The number of AAPC CEU credits has not yet been determined.)

For more about Libman Education’s ICD-10-CM training course, visit https://www.libmaneducation.com/healthcare-education-training/icd-10-readiness-training/introduction-to-icd-10-cm-for-coding-professionals/

ABOUT INDIAN HEALTH SERVICE (IHS)
The Indian Health Service (IHS), an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services, is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for Indian people, and its goal is to raise their health status to the highest possible level. The IHS provides a comprehensive health service delivery system for approximately 1.9 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to 566 federally recognized tribes in 35 states.
www.ihs.gov

ABOUT LIBMAN EDUCATION
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce. We offer self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding.  Our courseware is used by individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in educating their employees, their students, and their members.  At Libman Education, we offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the changing health care workplace.
www.libmaneducation.com

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Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

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