Meta Health Technology Introduces Free Online ICD-10 Learning Tools

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Meta Health Technology has introduced two ICD-10 online learning tools, utilizing the General Equivalency Mappings (GEMs) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new tools are designed to assist healthcare professionals in learning the ICD-10 code set that will go into effect October 1, 2013. The Meta Converter enables users to see how ICD-9 codes translate to ICD-10. They can see how to construct the new 7-character ICD-10 procedure codes with the Meta Procedure Builder, which walks them step-by-step through each section. The tools are available free of charge through the company's website, http://www.metahealth.com.

Meta Health Technology has introduced two ICD-10 online learning tools, utilizing the General Equivalency Mappings (GEMs) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The new tools are designed to assist healthcare professionals in learning the ICD-10 code set that will go into effect October 1, 2013. The Meta Converter enables users to see how ICD-9 codes translate to ICD-10. They can see how to construct the new 7-character ICD-10 procedure codes with the Meta Procedure Builder, which walks them step-by-step through each section. The tools are available free of charge through the company's website, http://www.metahealth.com.

Valuable Help for a Major Industry Change
The new ICD-10 code structure will require healthcare professionals - including HIM, CDI, IT, clinicians, and billing and coding staff -- to commit substantial time to learning the new code set and to understanding how to apply it. Given the magnitude of the change, industry experts agree that it would not be too soon for healthcare facilities to begin ICD-10 training efforts now. The Meta learning tools are intended to supplement the formal training programs provided by healthcare facilities and professional associations such as AHIMA.

According to Eli Nahmias, President and CEO of Meta Health Technology, "We developed the ICD-10 learning tools as a convenient way for healthcare professionals to familiarize themselves with the new structure, and are very pleased with the feedback we have received so far from our clients. The tools are the perfect complement to Meta's line of ICD-10-ready products, which includes eAbstract, our web-based abstracting solution; ePhysicianQuery, our software tool that streamlines the physician query process; and eCDI, which automates the Clinical Documentation Improvement process. We look forward to helping our US clients make a successful ICD-10 transition, as we did with our Canadian clients several years ago."

About Meta Health Technology

Meta Health Technology is a full-service provider of health information management solutions for hospitals, clinics, physician group practices and long-term care facilities. Headquartered in New York City, the company has served the healthcare industry exclusively for over 30 years. Meta's clients range from small community hospitals to many of the largest and most prestigious medical facilities across the United States and in Canada. The company provides a level of client service that is unmatched in the industry.

Meta's health information management software automates critical functions, including abstracting and coding, physician query, clinical documentation improvement, chart analysis and completion, release of information, chart tracking, electronic signature, document management, RAC audit management, electronic medical record, reporting and compliance, and department management.

More information about Meta Health Technology is available at http://www.metahealth.com, or by calling 800-334-6840.

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