Thibodaux Regional Trains Coding Department with Libman Education Medical Coding Courses

Includes courses in CCS and Transcriptionist Bridge to Coding

BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS September 24, 2013Thibodaux Regional Medical Center – named a Distinguished Hospital by J.D. Power and Associates, and recipient of the Press Ganey Summit Award for high levels of patient satisfaction – is having its entire Clinical Documentation Improvement staff and 20% of its coding department, including managers, trained with Libman Education medical coding courses.

Many of the department’s coders and CDI are being trained in a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) exam preparation course. The course is custom designed to meet the needs of the coders and the department.  The CCS credential, offered by AHIMA, demonstrates masterly level coding skills.

In addition, six of the department’s transcriptionists – who are currently taking Libman Education’s ICD-10 readiness course Anatomy & Physiology for Coders – are slated to begin Libman Education’s upcoming Transcriptionist Bridge to Coding course this February.

“We appreciate how Libman Education has medical coding courses to prepare everyone at every stage to step up their coding skills,” said Kim Cortez of Thibodaux Regional.  “The CCS exam prep course not only equips our CCS candidates for their exam, but it also stretches the skills of our coders by rigorous training on the principals governing proper coding.”

“In addition,” she added, “the transcriptionist course is an excellent way to offer training to existing Thibodaux staff.  This allows us to potentially keep our existing transcriptionist employed in coding, where we need additional manpower, while the demand for transcriptionists may be declining.”

Mary Beth York, CCS, CCS, author of the CCS and transcriptionist courses, said that she enjoys “working with a client with such a commitment to education and to their staff. The transformative impact of the education is multiplied because nearly everyone in the department is going through the same training. They learn together. Great esprit de corps – a common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion.”

Located in Louisiana, Thibodaux Regional is a 185-bed regional medical center that provides health care services to Thibodaux and surrounding areas. Thibodaux Regional has received several awards for its patient care, technology, community involvement, education and outreach, and more. This year, it received the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award for outstanding performance in delivering patients a positive experience.

Libman Education courses are presented in an online format that allows medical coders to work at their own pace and around their busy schedules. The courses can be distributed by organizations via Libman Education’s partner programs. Libman Education offers courses in ICD-10, credential exam preparation, home health coding, and HIPAA privacy and security.

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ThibodauxRegionalMedicalCenter, located in Louisiana, Thibodaux, is a 185-bed regional medical center. It offers highly specialized services such as Heart Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Pulmonology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics, and Inpatient & Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation services. The MedicalCenter has over 900 employees, 111 active staff physicians, 56 courtesy physicians, 16 consulting physicians, 16 emergency medicine physicians, 13 associate physicians and 14 honorary physicians.

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.

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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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