Wentworth-Douglass Hospital to Train Staff with Online Medical Coders Course, Anatomy & Physiology for CodersCourse provides affordable alternative to onsite ICD-10 training
BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 9, 2012 – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, has partnered with Barry Libman Inc. to train its medical coding staff in ICD-readiness via the online course Anatomy & Physiology for Coders.
The course enables hospital coders to attain ICD-10 proficiency before the upcoming change in coding standards, as well as to increase knowledge in current ICD-9 and CPT coding. Since the course is online, Wentworth-Douglass avoids the expensive overhead of onsite training.
“The course’s flexibility allows us to spread costs over time and gradually bring everyone up to speed,” said Warren Parlee, Wentworth-Douglass’s Director of Health Information Management. “This process permits us to prepare our coders in time for the upcoming change to ICD-10 – without exceeding our budget.”
Parlee added that “as new coders take the course, those who have already taken it spend time helping them through it. Consequently, the course has strengthened the bond of our coding staff.”
“As an AHIMA approved IDC-10 trainer,” said Beverly Lavoie, RHIT Coding Manager for Wentworth-Douglass, “I see the critical importance of a high caliber A&P refresher course. We are very happy with Anatomy & Physiology for Coders. Its quality instruction and the way it breaks down coding concepts helps coders to significantly increase their knowledge in a way that would be much harder to do otherwise.”
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital was recognized in the US News & World Report’s 2010 – 2011 US News Best Hospitals listing as one of the best 600 hospitals nationwide, as well as one of the best 15 hospitals in the Boston metro area. Wentworth-Douglass specializes in Trauma and Emergency Services, Surgery, Cancer Care, Birthing, Orthopedic Services, Cardiovascular Services, Sleep Disorders, Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Wound Healing, Wellness and Prevention Programs plus extensive diagnostic services.
Anatomy & Physiology for Coders is approved for 24 CEUs (continuing education units) from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and 12 CEUs from the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
The 12-week course is available to students 24/7, and presents a comprehensive and complete review of the major body systems. Course material includes a textbook and supplemental CD of Donald Rizzo’s Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology.
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ABOUT WENTWORTH-DOUGLASS HOSPITAL
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is one of the largest acute care hospitals in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, specializing in Trauma and Emergency Services, Surgery, Cancer Care, Birthing, Orthopedic Services, Cardiovascular Services, Sleep Disorders, Rehabilitation, Pain Management, Wound Healing, Wellness and Prevention Programs plus extensive diagnostic services. A healthcare leader in the Seacoast since 1906, Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Wentworth-Douglass Hospital is a not-for-profit charitable organization.
About Barry Libman Inc.
Barry Libman Inc. provides medical record coding, audit, and educational services to the Health Information Management departments of healthcare institutions. Barry Libman Inc. offers the right-mix of online and classroom education to ensure that the HIM professional is prepared to handle changes in the medical record coding systems and the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS.