Career Step Expert Advice on Successful ICD-10 Strategies for Small Practices Published in Health IT & Law Industry Report

Provo, UT, August 09, 2014 --( Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the publication of an article by Executive Vice President of Healthcare Products and Partnerships Mike Hodgson in the Bloomberg BNA Health IT & Law Industry Report. The article provides four steps for small physician practices preparing for the ICD-10 transition.

“In many instances, physicians are simply overwhelmed by the sheer magnitude of things that need to be done to successfully transition to ICD-10,” said Mr. Hodgson. “Instead of trying to manage the entire process themselves, we recommend physicians take a step back and get the help needed to shift much of the ICD-10 implementation burden.”

Mr. Hodgson has over 25 years of experience in healthcare, which he leverages at Career Step to drive relationships and training products that enable clients to achieve better business results. The article published in the Health IT & Law Industry Report is entitled A Pain-Free Approach to ICD-10 Readiness: Four Steps to Success for Small Practices and provides four suggestions for physician practices: (1) choose targeted, role-appropriate ICD-10 training; (2) improve documentation; (3) outsource implementation; and (4) follow a plan.

“Instead of intimidating physicians with a plan that requires coordination of software vendors, clearinghouses, payers and others, we recommend a simplified approach,” said Mr. Hodgson. “Physicians should be focused on acquiring the durable skill sets required of ICD-10 and leaving the actual implementation process to the experienced professionals. This is a much more realistic preparation strategy if physicians and their practices are to be prepared for ICD-10—while maintaining patient care, pursuing reimbursement and adjusting to the dynamic healthcare environment.”

Career Step offers a number of education solutions to help physicians and practices prepare for the ICD-10 transition, including staff assessments, physician training, and CM and PCS education. The company is the trusted education provider of several of the nation’s largest and most respected health organizations.

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