Elsevier / MC Strategies Collaborates With Care Communications, Inc., to Offer Complete ICD-10 Solution to Healthcare Organizations

Sep 29, 2011, 11:12 ET from Elsevier

ATLANTA, Georgia, September 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

- Elsevier's e-learning resources to be offered through Care Communications' ICD-10 consulting services to ensure efficient transitions for healthcare organizations

Elsevier / MC Strategies, a pioneer in providing eLearning solutions to more than 1,300 healthcare organizations, today announced its collaboration with Care Communications, a leader in Health Information Management (HIM) consulting. The result is a comprehensive resource for an ICD-10 transition, from planning through implementation and beyond.

"Healthcare organizations preparing for the transition to ICD-10 need to investigate the right tools that will help thoroughly educate and train coders, providers and other key users of ICD-10, efficiently and economically," said Deborah Neville, RHIA, CCS-P, PCS, Director of Revenue Cycle, Coding and Compliance, Elsevier / MC Strategies. "By collaborating with Care Communications and combining our resources, we are able to offer a complete suite of ICD-10 preparedness tools and services that will bring users up to speed and allow them to be ready and fully operational before the 2013 implementation date."

Elsevier's e-learning ICD-10 suite, which includes its ICD-10 Roadmap and educational resources such as a series of white papers and webinars, will be fully integrated into Care Communications' offerings to offer a robust, complete solution. The ICD-10 Roadmap is divided into four phases of the transition - evaluation, planning, action and management - and offers recommendations for planning as well as an educational program that provides the right training at the right time. The newest white paper from Elsevier, "Two Years and Counting," includes where healthcare organizations should be in their transition process, and provides an in-depth look at the four phases of transition.

Care Communications will offer the e-learning solution to healthcare organizations as a part of its ICD-10 readiness and implementation services designed help professionals navigate the path to successful ICD-10 transition, assisting at every point within the transition process.

"Our ICD-10 customers asked us to expand our ICD-10 services to include an on-line resource for coder and provider assessment and education. After careful evaluation we chose the MC Strategies ICD-10 e-learning solutions due to its thoroughness and flexibility," said Kathy Johnson, Vice President of Coding Quality and Compliance, Care Communications.  "Adding the e-learning solution to our assessment and implementation services was the final piece in the puzzle and we are now able to provide a complete ICD-10 readiness portfolio that will continue to grow our position as a leader among ICD-10 consultants and providers."

To stay current with the ICD-10 transition, please find Elsevier ICD-10 on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ICD10Online and on Twitter at @ICD10Online. For more information about Elsevier ICD-10 eLearning Solutions, including purchasing information, please visit http://www.ICD-10online.com or call +1 866 429 3067.

About Care Communications

Care Communications is a nationally recognized leader in health information and has served the needs of over 1,000 healthcare organizations since 1976. Care Communications offers the industry's most focused, effective and comprehensive suite of health information consulting, outsourcing and staffing services, including medical coding, cancer registry, ICD-10 CM/PCS transition, EHR implementation,  interim management, clinical research support and leadership development. Care Communications is the preferred HIM vendor for VHA hospitals and has been an Elite Award winner as one of the "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" in Chicago since 2008.

About Elsevier Clinical Decision Support

Elsevier Clinical Decision Support (http://www.clinicaldecisionsupport.com), a division of Elsevier, the global leader in medical and health information, provides world class information and point-of-care technology solutions that optimize decisions and actions to improve the overall quality, safety and cost-effectiveness of care. The business delivers on this promise through actionable clinical content, care planning and documentation, drug reference and decision support, learning and performance management, and data mining and outcomes analytics solutions for provider, pharmacy and payer organizations.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include SciVerse ScienceDirect, SciVerse Scopus, Reaxys, MD Consult and Nursing Consult, which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review, which help research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

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