QuadraMed, Elsevier partner on new ICD-10 tools

By Healthcare IT News
10:53 AM

QuadraMed, which develops software for healthcare information management, and Elsevier, the publisher of scientific, technical and medical information, have announced an alliance that combines QuadraMed’s training tools with Elsevier’s educational courses to ease ICD-10 transition.

By pairing Elsevier / MC Strategies in-depth ICD-10 e-learning suite with QuadraMed’s ICD-10 Countdown Program, officials say, health systems and hospitals will be able to better prepare for the ICD-10 transition deadline in October 2013, while minimizing disruptions to workflow and billing.

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“We are committed to helping the healthcare industry prepare for the ICD-10 transition and will continue to identify opportunities to strengthen the training and education we provide,” said Duncan W. James, QuadraMed CEO. “Elsevier’s online educational suite will add great value to our comprehensive offering.”
The e-learning suite, which will be offered through QuadraMed’s ICD-10 Countdown Program, offers numerous ICD-10 topics and tracts, including:

  • ICD-10 Readiness Assessment Tool
  • EduCode Coding Curriculum
  • EduCode ICD-10 Essentials
  • Mosby’s Medical Terminology Curriculum
  • EduCode Documentation Improvement Curriculum
  • Mosby’s Human Body Essentials (A&P and Pathology)

“The migration to ICD-10-CM/PCS will be challenging for the healthcare industry, but will ultimately enable hospitals and health systems to be more accurate and detailed in their reporting,” said Chris Dillon, managing director, Clinical Decision Support, Elsevier Health Sciences. “This partnership will give healthcare professionals access to comprehensive educational and training materials that are key for a smooth transition.”

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In 2009, QuadraMed rolled out one of the industry’s first comprehensive ICD-10 preparation programs, which currently provides health systems with software, education, guidance and training tools specific to the ICD-10 transition. QuadraMed’s ICD-10 Coding Simulator, which is part of the program, uses the full set of ICD-10 codes so that healthcare organizations can better prepare for the transition.

By combining Elsevier’s e-learning courses with QuadraMed’s ICD-10 countdown program, users will be able to practice coding scenarios in a simulated coding environment while reviewing leading educational materials, resulting in a powerful training and learning program.