Collaboration Designed to Smooth Transition to ICD-10, Provide Coding Audits and Supply Credentialed, Back-Up Coding Staff
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – January 23, 2012 – TrustHCS℠, an HIM, coding, compliance and revenue cycle consultancy firm for health care providers, proudly announces that it will partner with Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) to deliver integrated ICD-10 education services to the company’s clients and associates. The program, in partnership with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), focuses on the educational needs of hospitals’ and physicians’ coders as they transition to ICD-10. TrustHCS is an AHIMA Corporate Solutions Partner and one of only two companies authorized to resell the AHIMA ICD-10 Fundamentals Program. The announcement was made by Torrey Barnhouse, chief executive officer, TrustHCS.
“The transition to ICD-10 coding has certainly been one of the lesser publicized aspects of health care regulation so far, though 2012 will be a very important year as we work with our clients to develop and execute strategies to ensure a smooth transition to the new system,” said Darren Nipper, learning results executive, with Cerner. “The ICD-10 knowledge and resources available to clients through our relationship with TrustHCS will be an essential component of developing effective clinician and coder training plans that will drive adoption of the new standards.”
In addition to ICD-10 training, the collaboration with TrustHCS gives Cerner clients access to credentialed coding auditors and clinical coding resources, both predicted to be in high demand throughout 2013.