HORSHAM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has teamed with 3M Health Information Systems to offer 3M’s robust, web-based ICD-10 Education Program industry wide. The agreement strengthens the arsenal of resources NextGen Healthcare makes available to aid both clients and non-clients as they successfully transition to ICD-10.
Designed to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the 3M ICD-10 Education Program is available as a web-based subscription service with training delivered on-demand so that it can be easily accessed and reviewed as frequently as needed. The program offers 22 complete interactive training modules with special emphasis on in-depth ICD-10 education for inpatient, outpatient and professional fee coders and documentation improvement specialists. These 90-minute modules feature case studies, self-assessments, practice questions, tests and progress and completion reports.
The program provides physicians with comprehensive ICD-10 training based on medical specialty, allowing physicians to focus on the ICD-10 issues most relevant to their practice. Coursework includes a review of ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, specialty-specific physician modules and other ICD-10 educational materials to identify areas where increased clinical knowledge is needed.
For more information or to register for the 3M ICD-10 Education Program, NextGen Healthcare clients should visit https://store.nextgen.com/p/137/3m-icd-10-training-module?Lead=PR; non-clients should visit https://store.nextgen.com/p/138/3m-icd-10-training-module?Lead=PR.
“Although ICD-10 has been delayed until October 1, 2015, healthcare organizations should continue to work toward readiness,” said Terri McCubbin Graves, RN, Director of Consulting Services for 3M Health Information Systems. “Continuing to focus on essential transition activities, such as clinical documentation improvement, physician education, and ICD-10 coding accuracy, will help facilities maintain momentum and preserve the substantial investment they have already made in their ICD-10 transition.”
“Delayed yet inevitable, the ICD-10 transition is a challenging process for every single healthcare provider and facility throughout the nation. With documentation of clinical care, physician productivity and practice reimbursement potentially impacted, education and training are key elements that will help organizations avoid frustration and backlogs and lost revenue,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Preparing coders, physicians and other staff for the ICD-10 transition is critically important. Through our agreement with 3M, we are providing the industry with the leading ICD-10 educational and comprehensive training resource to help assist their transition preparedness. Adding this online-training program to our portfolio of ICD-10 preparation resources we make available to clients and non-clients alike underscores our commitment to ensuring a successful ICD-10 transition for all healthcare organizations and helps to improve the delivery system overall.”
The Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are assigned after each course and successful completion of the post test. CEUs are approved by American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC), Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, and Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB).
About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation improvement, computer-assisted coding, mobile physician applications, case mix and quality outcomes reporting, and document management. 3M’s robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services also support the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record (EHR) system. With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M caters to more than 5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial performance. www.3Mhis.com.
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more information, please visit www.nextgen.com and www.qsii.com. Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nextgen, Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NextGenHealthcare or LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/nextgen-healthcare-information-systems.
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