Libman Education Announces ICD-10 Code Update Courses to Prepare Coders for October 1 Implementation

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – August 17, 2016 – To help coders and facilities prepare for the first ICD-10 update since last year’s ICD-10 implementation, Libman Education has released ICD-10 Code Updates authored by nationally recognized ICD-10 expert Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA. The extensive upcoming ICD-10-CM changes include … Read more

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Goal-setting for the New Year

Goal-setting for the New Year

by Rebecca Harmon, MPM, RHIA, CCA

Happy New Year! We’re well into the first month of this new year and what a different year this is – at least for the HIM profession! This year there’s no ICD-10 implementation hanging over our heads; no major projects to conquer and no deadlines to meet. On the personal side of things, many of us marked 2015 with an achievement such as earning a degree, completing a training certificate, or achieving a credential or trainer designation.

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CCS versus CCA – Which Credential is Right for Me?

CCS versus CCA – Which Credential is Right for Me?

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC

Healthcare is rapidly changing with increased pressure for accurate reimbursement, regulatory scrutiny for compliant claims, and the impact of ICD-10 implementation. Many organizations are requiring their coding staff to become certified to demonstrate coding proficiency. AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential is considered the “gold standard” for facility coding.

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Senate Votes to Repeal SGR Formula: One Step Closer to ICD-10

Senate Votes to Repeal SGR Formula: One Step Closer to ICD-10

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC

Late Tuesday, April 14, the Senate voted 92-8 to finally repeal the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that adjusts Medicare payments to physicians. The other good news is that, unlike last year, an ICD-10 implementation delay was not part of that legislation!

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“Examining ICD-10 Implementation” Highlights from the U.S. Subcommittee on Health Hearing

“Examining ICD-10 Implementation” Highlights from the U.S. Subcommittee on Health Hearing

by Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CIC, COC Director of Training and Education for Libman Education On February 11, 2015, the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA) convened to hear testimony on the feasibility of implementing ICD-10 on October 1, 2015. Most, though not all, of the […]

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Final Pre-ICD-10 CCS Exam Prep Course with CCS Expert Mary Beth York Set for April 2015

Course provides proven test-taking strategies to help increase one’s chances of success BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – January 15, 2015 – The newest session of Libman Education’s highly-acclaimed CCS Exam Prep course is officially set to begin in April 2015. Taught by leading CCS expert Mary Beth York, the course provides coders an opportunity to prepare for […]

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Tufts Medical Center Enrolls HIM Staff in Libman Education Courses in Preparation for ICD-10 Implementation

Extensive course options provide comprehensive and complete review for both physician’s office coders and hospital coders BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 5, 2014 – Tufts Medical Center – one of the top tertiary hospitals in the nation according to US News & World Report – has enrolled its HIM staff in Libman Education’s ICD-10 preparation courses. The courses,  which include Anatomy and Physiology, […]

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Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital Prepares Medical Coders for ICD-10 Implementation with ICD-10 Readiness Course

Anatomy & Physiology for Coders offers a comprehensive and complete review of major body systems BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – May 9, 2014 – Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital, an integrated clinic and hospital in Grand Rapids, MN, recently enrolled its medical coders in Anatomy & Physiology for Coders, an online course for preparing for the October […]

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Louisiana HIMA Partners with Libman Education to Help Members Prepare for ICD-10

Second AHIMA State Association this year to become Libman Education affiliate  BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – April 24, 2014 – The Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA) is the second AHIMA Component State Association this year to partner with Libman Education. LHIMA will offer Libman Education’s entire line of training courses to help members train in ICD-10 […]

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Hospital Prepares for ICD-10 with One Year Unlimited Access Training Course

Triple Play Program with one-year access allows coders more study time and multiple course refreshers BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – March 17, 2014 – William W. Backus Hospital health system, a 213-bed hospital in Norwich, CT and several off-site locations, is readying some of its medical coding staff for the ICD-10 transition with the online, self-paced course Anatomy […]

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The Ashtabula Clinic uses Anatomy & Physiology Training Course to Prepare Coders for the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 Implementation

ICD-10 coding course allows “coders to balance both work and study” BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – December 5, 2013 – Libman Education’s online ICD-10 training course Anatomy & Physiology for Coders continues to impact hospitals and physician practices alike, with the course now being used by The Ashtabula Clinic to prepare several of its coders for the October 1, 2014 ICD-10 implementation. The […]

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Ashtabula County Medical Center Prepares Coders for ICD-10 Implementation with Online ICD-10 Training Course

Course “a good fit for the fast-paced hospital environment” BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS –  November 22, 2013 – Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC) – a top-ranked hospital in Nephrology, Pulmonology, and Urology according to U. S. News and World Report – is preparing several of its medical coders for ICD-10 implementation with Libman Education’s training course Anatomy […]

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Libman Education Releases Effective Learning Resources to Aid Medical Coders with ICD-10 Implementation

Resource tools save time and increase productivity BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – October 17, 2013 – Libman Education has released learning aids to assist medical coders with ICD-10 implementation. The aids are useful to new users of ICD-10 by providing simple and direct “need to know” information about the new coding system. The learning aids include an […]

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