Leading Health Services Provider, Winchester Hospital, to Distribute Online ICD-Readiness Course

Coding Staff prepares for impending ICD-10 coding standard changes
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Oct. 9, 2012 - PRLog -- BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – Winchester Hospital, the northwest suburban Boston area's leading provider of comprehensive health care services, is the latest health care organization to tap into Barry Libman Inc.’s online ICD-10 readiness course Anatomy & Physiology for Coders. Winchester Hospital is using the course to prepare its staff for the impending coding standard changes to ICD-10.    

“With the new implementation date for ICD-10, we are seizing the opportunity to prepare our coding staff,” said Ellen MacMullin, Winchester Hospital’s Director of Health Information Management. “Anatomy & Physiology for Coders makes our staff members better today; and they won’t forget what they have learned since they use the information daily in their work.”

“Medical record coding is foundational to an efficient medical system,” she added. “Especially at a facility such as Winchester Hospital, which provides for the health care needs of multiple communities. Barry Libman Inc.’s ICD-10 readiness course enables our excellent coders to further increase their knowledge and productivity and make the hospital even more efficient than before.”

Winchester Hospital is the leading provider in such important subspecialties as cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, rehabilitation, radiation oncology and pain management. The hospital is also recognized as one of the area's most prominent obstetric and pediatric hospitals, with close to 2,000 babies born every year.

The prestigious hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. In 2011, the organization received three major national health care awards, ranking it as one of the top health care organizations among more than 4,000 hospitals in the country.

As an online course, Anatomy & Physiology for Coders provides organizations with an economical, efficient means to train staff in preparation for transition to ICD-10. Staff can take the courses anytime, and organizations are spared the expenses that come from organizing onsite courses.

Students are grounded in a comprehensive and complete review of the major body systems. They also learn about everything from common diseases and disorders, to common laboratory tests and frequently prescribed drugs.

And, multi-media videos, interactive educational games, and full-color anatomical drawings offers a dynamic class environment. In addition, Anatomy & Physiology for Coders provides coding professionals with immediate knowledge and increased proficiency in ICD-9-CM and CPT-4 coding.

To learn more about Anatomy & Physiology for Coders, visit

As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org.

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.
Source:Deborah A. Buckley
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Industry:Health, Education
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