Foundational Course Introduces Structure and Design of ICD-10-PCS System
BEDFORD MASSACHUSETTS – MAY 15, 2013 – Libman Education’s line of online medical coding courses continues to grow, with the company announcing the release of a new foundational ICD-10-readiness course, Introduction to ICD-10-PCS.
Libman Education’s Introduction to ICD-10-PCS was developed in partnership with Lynn Kuehn, a recognized leader in ICD-10-PCS education. Lynn’s textbook for the online course, ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, is published by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
In Introduction to ICD-10-PCS, students learn about the ICD-10-PCS system’s structure and design, and about the content of the coding guidelines. The course also covers assigning codes within ICD-10-PCS’s medical and surgical section – with complete education on the 31 root operations used in the coding process.
Online and self-paced, Introduction to ICD-10-PCS enables HIM professionals to work around their busy schedules and to finish the course in time for the ICD-10 deadline.
“This course is highly recommended to all medical coders,” said Lynn Kuehn, president of Kuehn Consulting and author of both the course and the course’s textbook. “With ICD-10 about to become the standard coding procedure, coders need foundational ICD-10 training. Introduction to ICD-10-PCS provides this. This course was organized to train coders in ICD-10-PCS in an efficient and timely manner.”
As the first in a series of Libman Education courses on ICD-10-PCS, the course is foundational and prepares medical coders for the remaining courses: The Medical and Surgical-related and Ancillary Sections of PCS and PCS Coding by Body System.
Students who complete Introduction to ICD-10-PCS are able to identify the ICD-10-PCS code format, system structure, and design; demonstrate the code building process through the index and tables; apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting of ICD-10-PCS codes; and, given a case scenario, select the necessary statements to code and apply Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting to support an accurate code assignment.
For more information about Introduction to ICD-10-PCS, visit http://www.libmaneducation.com/introduction-to-icd-10-pcs/
ABOUT THE COURSE’S AUTHOR
Lynn Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIM, is president of Kuehn Consulting, LLC, in Waukesha, Wisconsin, a consulting firm specializing in coding for all settings and physician practice management issues. She has served on the AHIMA Board of Directors, and has authored several of AHIMA’s popular books, including ICD-10-PCS: An Applied Approach, Procedural Coding and Reimbursement for Physician Services, and CCS-P Exam Preparation. Lynn earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Viterbo University and her Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.
ABOUT LIBMAN EDUCATION
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce. We offer self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courseware is used by individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs and professional and volunteer associations interested in educating their employees, their students, and their members. At Libman Education, we offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of the changing health care workplace.