ZirMed® Launches Online Client-Based Training and Education Portal, ZirMed University Over 50 CEU courses now available online

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ZirMed®, a national provider of revenue cycle management solutions, has partnered with leading medical coding and training solutions provider Contexo Media to launch ZirMed University®, a dynamic and interactive online portal offering client-based application and education training for healthcare professionals.

ZirMed University (www.zirmedu.com) is designed to be a comprehensive training site for clients to have access to ZirMed solution training as well as dozens of accredited e-learning courses that will help healthcare professionals fulfill their annual continuing education unit requirements.  More than 50 courses are currently online for continuing education, covering critical topic areas such as ICD-10, 5010, specialty coding and anatomy & physiology.

"This partnership represents an excellent strategic fit for both organizations," says Kevin Weinstein, Vice President of Marketing at ZirMed.  "Both companies are known for providing outstanding product quality, exceptional customer service and unique and dynamic solutions for their physician client bases.  We are very excited about the opportunities that will arise from our association with Contexo Media to build new educational products and services for the healthcare industry in the years ahead."

The ZirMed University courses offer career advancement and training in a compact, easy-to-use online environment.  Students learn at their own pace and can review material as they follow the audio and video presentations on any computer with internet access.  They also benefit from not having to incur travel or time-off work expenses, as the online instruction is affordable and can be consumed at any time of the day.

"We are thrilled to join hands with ZirMed by offering our over 20 years of medical coding and billing education experience to ZirMed's clients," said Jennifer Schwartz, Senior Vice President at Contexo Media.  "Contexo Media's education products uniquely complement ZirMed's revenue cycle management solutions. ZirMed University provides a turnkey industry solution that will allow healthcare providers to simultaneously enhance both their profitability and comprehension of important coding and reimbursement topics.  It's a winning combination for the client and our organizations."  

In addition to Contexo Media's e-learning courses, ZirMed University has also partnered with Professional Healthcare Institute of America (PHIA) to offer credentials and curriculum for six medical administrative positions: Physician and Hospital Coding, Audit Specialist, Billing, Compliance Officer and Office Manager.

About ZirMed®:

ZirMed® is a nationally recognized leader in delivering revenue cycle management solutions to healthcare providers, serving more than 100,000 healthcare providers.  ZirMed leverages the power of technology to cure administrative burdens and increase cash flow, enabling providers to not just survive but thrive.  ZirMed solutions include eligibility verification, credit/debit card processing, check processing, claims management, coding compliancy and reimbursement management, electronic remittance advice, patient statements, patient e-commerce solutions, and lock box services.  ZirMed® is ranked among Inc. magazine's 500/5000 fastest growing companies and Healthcare Informatics magazine's Top 100 companies.  For more information about ZirMed, visit www.zirmed.com.

About Contexo Media:

Contexo Media, an Access Intelligence company, is an independent provider of revenue-enhancing solutions for medical practices to maximize their coding, reimbursement and compliance efforts. Thousands of health care professionals rely on Contexo Media's coding books, software, eLearning, and educational workshops to stay on top of critical updates across the fast-changing medical landscape. Designed with input from medical professionals from across the nation, our clients are assured of receiving high-value and high-quality products and services to make their jobs easier. For more information about Contexo Media, visit: www.contexomedia.com

About Access intelligence:

Access Intelligence (www.accessintel.com), a portfolio company of Veronis Suhler Stevenson, is a b-to-b media and information company headquartered in the United States, in Rockville, Md., serving the healthcare, defense, satellite, aviation, cable, telecommunications, media and public relations markets. Leading brands include Folio, Via Satellite and Rotor & Wing and Defense Daily, PR News, Media Industry Newsletter, CableFAX and Air Safety Week newsletters. Access Intelligence also produces the leading tradeshow for satellite executives and executive conferences for the power, natural gas and media markets.

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