Coding Consulting Firm also Protects Hospital’s Revenue Stream with DNFB Assurance Program
Springfield, MO, September 28, 2011: TrustHCS℠, a HIM, compliance and revenue cycle consultancy firm for hospitals, clinics and physician practices, today announces a three-year contract with Allegiance Health of Jackson, Michigan, for their complete ICD-10 Educational Services and DNFB Assurance Program. The announcement was made by Torrey Barnhouse, Chief Executive Officer for TrustHCS. TrustHCS will serve as Allegiance Health’s core ICD-10 training and coding services partner by providing:
ü Coder assessments and training
ü Ancillary staff training
ü Back-up coding support and outsourcing services
ü Clinical documentation assessments and physician training
“Allegiance Health took the right approach to ICD-10 education by creating a multi-year plan and getting started now,” mentions Barnhouse. “Based on assessment results and already identified areas of need, TrustHCS will begin training for our 22 coders in late 2011, continuing through the end of 2013, “explains Terrie Vilminot, RHIA, Director, Health Information Management, Allegiance Health.
“It is such a relief to know our training needs will be taken care of by experts allowing us to focus on the many other components of ICD-10 implementation,” mentions Vilminot. In addition, Vilminot’s coders get a jump-start on their education with advanced anatomy and physiology courses, also through TrustHCS.
“We’re employing a very prescriptive approach whereby TrustHCS will establish our training schedule, project manage the entire educational component, and customize our program,” adds Vilminot. “When trying to design what we needed to do for ICD-10 training, it wasn’t until we met with TrustHCS that our team realized this is exactly what we are looking for.”