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DecisionHealth® and Coding StrategiesSM Combine Forces to Deliver the Most Comprehensive Set of Health Care Online Training for Physician Practices

Gaithersburg, MD, August 19, 2011 --( DecisionHealth, the leading source for health care news, analysis and instructional guidance, announced today a partnership with Coding Strategies, the leading physician specialty coding assessment and education provider, to expand its online training offerings for physician practice managers, clinicians and administrative staff.

The partnership enables DecisionHealth to offer additional libraries to their expanding catalog of courses. New libraries will include:

- Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
- Emergency Medicine
- Medical Oncology
- Pathology

“Offering our online training courses to DecisionHealth’s customers is the logical next step in allowing more customers in the physician practice market full access the most up-to-date training available,” says Melody Mulaik, President of Coding Strategies. “It’s a win-win for each of us to ensure proper compliance and payment for physician services rendered.”

“Meeting the needs of health care professionals continues to be our top priority. We understand that coding and billing competency is top of mind in the ever-changing economic and political climate where it’s essential to earn and keep every dollar to which you are legally entitled,” says Corinne Kuypers-Denlinger, Vice President of DecisionHealth. “I’m excited to partner with Coding Strategies to round out a more complete course offering.”

Building on a history as the leading provider of highly rated live and audio training, DecisionHealth offers course catalogues for home health and physician office professionals. Each course targets the competencies critical to accurate documentation, coding and/or billing through a mix of instructional information (including supplemental source references) and interactive exercises that prompt the learner to apply their key learning points.

Throughout all DecisionHealth courses, the learner will find true-to-life patient scenarios and practice the skills required to solve day-to-day reimbursement challenges.

As the leader in reimbursement news, analysis and guidance, as well as the provider of home health and specialty professional certification offered through the Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance, DecisionHealth is uniquely positioned to target competency deficiencies that plague health care providers and cause unintended reimbursement errors. In addition, all courses were created in collaboration with subject matter experts, and reviewed by certified professionals.

For relevance, physician courses are offered either as part of specialty-specific curriculums or as stand-alone courses for targeted training. Other specialty specific courses currently being offered are Radiation Oncology, Pain Management and Invasive Cardiology. And, most DecisionHealth courses carry pre-approved CEUs for easy compliance with maintenance of annual certification mandates.

With an emphasis on competency development, all DecisionHealth courses are available to students for a period of 90 days and require completion of a final assessment. Learners must earn a passing grade of 85% or higher on the final course assessment in order to receive a certificate of completion and CEUs. This assures employers that their investment in training has its intended results of improved coding and billing productivity, improved documentation accuracy and, where appropriate, increased billing opportunity.

About Coding Strategies: Headquartered in Powder Springs, Ga., Coding Strategies (CSI) has been providing auditing, education, reference tools and consulting services to the health care industry for over a decade. The company is the leader in providing coding and compliance support, serving a wide range of healthcare organizations nationwide. CSI provides online training for specialty-specific outpatient coding. Course authors are nationally recognized consultants that have backgrounds in coding, compliance, insurance, finance, billing, operations, practice management, etc., and each are published authors in their respective fields. CSI offers physician practices, coding professionals, billing companies, compliance officers and anyone responsible for medical coding with e-learning opportunities for specialty-specific coding. CSI consultants have extensive health care business experience and are the experts at tackling challenges that healthcare professionals face daily, such as operational, clinical, coding, compliance and reimbursement issues. Coding Strategies is also in the forefront in providing educational services and publishing specialty-specific outpatient coding guidance (including, but not limited to, Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Invasive Cardiology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and much more). For more information, please visit

About DecisionHealth: For 25 years, DecisionHealth has served as the industry’s leading source for news, analysis and instructional guidance for nearly 100,000 health care executives, providers and their administrative staffs. DecisionHealth offers a wide range of self-paced online training courses for the outpatient and post-acute market. Each course is created and reviewed by leading health care experts, thus ensuring the concepts reinforced are relevant to solve the market-specific problems that plague coding, clinical and compliance professionals. Most courses are pre-approved for AAPC and BMSC Continuing Education Credits. For more information, please visit

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