HomeTown Health Opens Enrollment for ICD-10 Training

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The HomeTown Health ICD-10 Survival Training Program is a collaboration of industry experts partnered together to help facilities prepare for and help to ensure a smooth transition to ICD-10 by October 1, 2015.

Through collaboration with AHIMA accredited training instructor Faye K. Henson, RHIA, CCS, AHIMA Ambassador & ICD-10-CM trainer with HCCS, Revenue Cycle Education Specialist Annie Lee Sallee, MBA, RHIT, CPC, CPMA, AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer, and Ken Wolfgang, BS, MT (ASCP), CPC, PCS, CPC-H, FCS, CEO of Chargemaster Care, the HomeTown Health program will including 9 hours of AHIMA accredited CM coding education, 12 hours of AHIMA accredited PCS coding education and a 6 part education series with resources, tips and best practices.

The program will also include monthly ICD-10/HIM webinars, Team Development and Training (including 5 tracks of role-based training), Clinical Documentation Improvement Education and Training, Live Revenue Integrity Boot Camp and Healthcare Reimbursement Training, Chargemaster Training, Policy & Procedure oversight by Morris, Manning & Martin, group discounts on coding books and a Physician ICD-10 program for physician offices and clinics.

“The HomeTown Health ICD-10 program is now offering its third year of services for hospitals and facilities, and it offers education that helps cover every aspect of the complex ICD-10 preparation so that hospital teams are confident in their readiness for the ICD-10 transition,” says HomeTown Health Managing Director and ICD-10 Program Leader Kathy Whitmire. “Other programs may offer training, but our support and width of scope is unparalleled.”

Since the inception of the first year of the ICD-10 program offered by HomeTown Health, more than 100 program participants are online for monthly webinars and over ICD-10 education courses have been enrolled into over 2,000 times. The combination of online course and webinars have been made available through the HomeTown Health ICD-10 and HomeTown Health ICD-10 Physician Office programs. “Our facilities recognize the vital importance of being well-educated and well-prepared for this transition, and we are so pleased to offer them the tools they need to be ready, and to be confident in their ability to make this transition when the time comes,” says Whitmire.

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