BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – April 24, 2013 – Libman Education’s Anatomy and Physiology for Coders online course has been chosen by Manchester Community College (MCC) in New Hampshire for inclusion in its new Investing in Career Upgrades for Healthcare H1B Skills Training Grant curriculum.
Anatomy & Physiology for Coders was written by medical coders, for medical coders. Its 12-week curriculum provides a comprehensive and complete review of the major body systems, and the course prepares coders for the anatomy-intensive requirements of the new ICD-10-CM/PCS coding system.
“Our work with Manchester Community College characterizes Libman Education’s aspiration to promote health care workforce training throughout the community,” said Libman Education Vice President Susan Pepple.
Pepple, who was recently appointed to the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education Workforce Development Task Force, added, “We are focused on working with community colleges and similar education institutions to play an important role in training the existing healthcare workforce. By supplementing their academic resources with commercial products, such as Libman Education training, these schools are playing a critical role in ensuring the readiness of the workforce in their local area. Such collaborations can go a long way towards fostering a strong local health care workforce.”
According to Sandra Guy, Manchester Community College’s HIM (Health Information Management) Program Coordinator, “The collaboration between Manchester Community College and Libman Education came at the right time. New Hampshire hospitals require extensive training to prepare their existing workforce for the challenges they face with the implementation of ICD-10. In addition, New Hampshire labor market statistics indicate the potential for the state to add 20,000 healthcare jobs by 2018. This important partnership can help fill the increasing demand, with a well-trained health care workforce – all in a timely manner.”
The ICU-Healthcare (Investing in Career Upgrades for Healthcare) H1B Skills Training Grant awarded to MCC provides funding for training in healthcare occupations for:
- Existing healthcare workers who need new skills in response to industry demand
- Unemployed/underemployed and dislocated workers, especially the long-term unemployed, veterans, women, older workers, minorities, and immigrants
All services provided to the unemployed/underemployed under the ICU-Healthcare grant are free to the enrollee, and enrollment is not restricted to low-income individuals.
Some occupational areas targeted include Nursing, Health Information Technology and Coding, Radiology, and Health Care Technicians and Technologists.
Libman Education’s Anatomy and Physiology for Coders online course will also be available to the following MCC regional hospital partners:
- Elliot Health Systems, Manchester
- Southern NHMedicalCenter, Nashua
- CatholicMedicalCenter, Manchester
- ConcordHospital, Concord
- LakesRegion GeneralHospital, Laconia
- Wentworth-DouglassHospital, Dover
For more information on the Manchester Community College program, visit http://www.mccnh.edu/icu-healthcare-training
For more information on Libman Education’s Anatomy and Physiology for Coders course and other workforce training courses, go to www.libmaneducation.com
To learn about how to become a Libman Education Educational Institutions and Workforce Development partner, visit https://www.libmaneducation.com/become-a-partner/education-institutions-and-workforce-development
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.
ABOUT MANCHESTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Manchester Community College is part of the Community College System of New Hampshire, and offers more than 50 associate degree and certificate programs for transfer and career training. Associate degree programs include allied health, automotive technologies, building construction, business studies, computer technologies, education, HVAC, liberal arts and welding. MCC also offers professional and workforce development, and customized corporate training. For more information, visit http://www.mccnh.edu