Harrison College’s Neil Stanley Discusses ICD-10 Medical Coding Transition

Regional President of Corporate Partnerships Provides Insight on New ICD-10 Medical Coding Training Curriculum.

Indianapolis, IN, April 19, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Harrison College (http://www.harrison.edu/), an institution of higher learning with more than 5,000 students studying at 14 campuses and online, has announced that Neil Stanley, regional president of corporate partnerships, recently recorded a podcast discussing the comprehensive International Classification of Disease Tenth Revision (ICD-10) training curriculum designed to equip physicians, coders and other medical staff with the tools necessary to successfully transition from Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to ICD-10, effective Oct. 1, 2014. In the podcast, Stanley briefly explains the difference between the ICD-9 and ICD-10 coding systems as well as what needs be done now to be prepared for the ICD-10 mandate requirements for 2014. Additionally, Stanley provides listeners with specific details regarding Harrison College’s ICD-10 comprehensive and flexible training program.

According to Stanley, the ICD-9 coding system was embraced by the United States 30 years ago and has been the system used by coders, physicians and other medical staff to date. As he mentions, the new ICD-10 system brings with it significant changes from ICD-9, as it contains more than 100,000 new codes. This transition directly impacts healthcare and insurance providers across the country, and many are concerned about the attrition rate. Stanley notes that in order to be well prepared and equipped for the ICD-10 transition mandate, early training and planning is imperative. Harrison College offers a comprehensive training program tailored to fit the varying needs of medical professionals with busy and chaotic schedules. According to Stanley, Harrison College’s AHiMA, AACP and CME approved, online, instructor-led ICD-10 training program will appeal to many professional coders seeking to master the ICD-10 codes. Harrison College offers online, self-paced curricula for non-coders including nurses, allied health professionals and physicians that are AHiMA, AACP and CME approved as well. Finally, Stanley concludes that upgrading to ICD-10 is a necessary step in realizing health information technology potential.

The podcast is available to download at http://bit.ly/XEPbmG.

“The ICD-10 transition mandate will have a pervasive impact on the health care industry as it will dramatically expand the classification system used to code medical conditions, their severity and patient care procedures,” said Stanley. “Our all-inclusive ICD-10 training program will grant professionals providing health care and insurance access to an innovative and educational experience necessary to tackle the mandated transition to ICD-10 coding all while working in harmony with the professionals’ busy schedules.”

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About Harrison College:
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 5,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online. The institution grants associate and bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: business, health sciences, information technology, criminal justice, and veterinary technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom, or a combination of both. Harrison College’s Corporate Partnership program, which partners with businesses and organizations to develop and teach a customized curriculum across a variety of disciplines, has the ability to go on-site at a company or organization’s facility or facilities to assist in education in the fields of health sciences, culinary, leadership certification, IT certification preparation and health informatics. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning. In addition, the college is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College.

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