|By Business Wire
|June 23, 2014 05:00 AM EDT
Healthcare Information Systems, LLC., a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality
Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) and a leading provider of healthcare
information systems and connectivity solutions, announced today it has
teamed with 3M
Health Information Systems to offer 3M’s robust, web-based ICD-10
Education Program industry wide. The agreement strengthens the
arsenal of resources
NextGen Healthcare makes available to aid both clients and non-clients
as they successfully transition to ICD-10.
Designed to help ease the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10, the 3M ICD-10
Education Program is available as a web-based subscription service with
training delivered on-demand so that it can be easily accessed and
reviewed as frequently as needed. The program offers 22 complete
interactive training modules with special emphasis on in-depth ICD-10
education for inpatient, outpatient and professional fee coders and
documentation improvement specialists. These 90-minute modules feature
case studies, self-assessments, practice questions, tests and progress
and completion reports.
The program provides physicians with comprehensive ICD-10 training based
on medical specialty, allowing physicians to focus on the ICD-10 issues
most relevant to their practice. Coursework includes a review of
ICD-10-CM coding guidelines, specialty-specific physician modules and
other ICD-10 educational materials to identify areas where increased
clinical knowledge is needed.
For more information or to register for the 3M ICD-10 Education Program,
NextGen Healthcare clients should visit https://store.nextgen.com/p/137/3m-icd-10-training-module?Lead=PR;
non-clients should visit https://store.nextgen.com/p/138/3m-icd-10-training-module?Lead=PR.
“Although ICD-10 has been delayed until October 1, 2015, healthcare
organizations should continue to work toward readiness,” said Terri
McCubbin Graves, RN, Director of Consulting Services for 3M Health
Information Systems. “Continuing to focus on essential transition
activities, such as clinical documentation improvement, physician
education, and ICD-10 coding accuracy, will help facilities maintain
momentum and preserve the substantial investment they have already made
in their ICD-10 transition.”
“Delayed yet inevitable, the ICD-10 transition is a challenging process
for every single healthcare provider and facility throughout the nation.
With documentation of clinical care, physician productivity and practice
reimbursement potentially impacted, education and training are key
elements that will help organizations avoid frustration and backlogs and
lost revenue,” said Michael Lovett, executive vice president and general
manager for NextGen Healthcare. “Preparing coders, physicians and other
staff for the ICD-10 transition is critically important. Through our
agreement with 3M, we are providing the industry with the leading ICD-10
educational and comprehensive training resource to help assist their
transition preparedness. Adding this online-training program to our
portfolio of ICD-10 preparation resources we make available to clients
and non-clients alike underscores our commitment to ensuring a
successful ICD-10 transition for all healthcare organizations and helps
to improve the delivery system overall.”
The Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are assigned after each course and
successful completion of the post test. CEUs are approved by American
Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), American Academy of
Professional Coders (AAPC), Association of Clinical Documentation
Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), the Georgia Nurses Association, an
accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s
Commission on Accreditation, and Radiology Coding Certification Board
About 3M Health Information Systems
Best known for its market-leading coding system and ICD-10 expertise, 3M
Health Information Systems delivers innovative software and consulting
services designed to raise the bar for clinical documentation
improvement, computer-assisted coding, mobile physician applications,
case mix and quality outcomes reporting, and document management. 3M’s
robust healthcare data dictionary and terminology services also support
the expansion and accuracy of the electronic health record (EHR) system.
With nearly 30 years of healthcare industry experience and the know-how
of more than 100 credentialed 3M coding experts, 3M caters to more than
5,000 hospitals worldwide that want to improve quality and financial
About NextGen Healthcare
NextGen Healthcare Information Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary
of Quality Systems, Inc., provides integrated clinical, connectivity and
financial solutions, including revenue cycle management services for
ambulatory, inpatient and dental provider organizations. For more
information, please visit www.nextgen.com
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Certain statements in this news release are forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including
but not limited to those statements made by Michael Lovett related to
ICD-10, future collaboration with 3M, the Company’s future products and
offerings, and developments and trends in the healthcare industry. These
statements are based on current expectations of future events. If
underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or
uncertainties materialize, actual results could vary materially from the
Company’s expectations and projections. Factors that could cause
the anticipated results to differ from those described in the
forward-looking statements include the possibility that the products of
Cerner or the Company will not achieve or sustain market acceptance; the
impact of incentive payments under The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act on sales and the ability of the Company to meet
continued certification requirements; the development by competitors of
new or superior technologies; the timing, cost and success or failure of
new product and service introductions, development and product upgrade
releases; undetected errors or bugs in our software; changing economic,
political or regulatory influences in the healthcare industry;
availability of third-party products and components; competitive
pressures including product offerings, pricing and promotional
activities; the Company's ability or inability to attract and retain
qualified personnel; possible regulation of the Company's software by
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration; and general economic conditions.
Additional risks and uncertainties are set forth in the Company’s
public filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
including the discussion under the heading "Risk Factors" in the
Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company expressly disclaims
any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements
except as required by law.
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