Elsevier Launches Competency Exams to Assess Job Performance Skills of Healthcare Coding and Documentation Specialists

Exams aid in hospital preparation and transition to ICD-10

Philadelphia, PA, September 24, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of Elsevier's EduCode Competency Exams, a series of assessments developed to evaluate staff proficiency, aid in career development and identify appropriate education for employees in healthcare coding and clinical documentation improvement job roles.

Designed to assess individuals' level of knowledge and ability related to coding and documentation, each competency is based on a comprehensive job analysis, with questions written and peer-reviewed by appropriately credentialed subject matter experts. Role appropriate ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding and clinical documentation improvement responsibilities are covered.

"Education for these professionals must be based on government regulations and authoritative guidelines and is most successful when customized to the needs of the individual learner or organization, using tools such as the EduCode Competency Exams, said Deborah Neville, Director Revenue Cycle, Coding and Compliance, Elsevier. "With the implementation of ICD-10 scheduled for October of 2014, the need for competent, trained coders and CDI staff is becoming a priority. Elsevier's EduCode Competency Exams aid staff development and cross-training by identifying the level of knowledge and ability related to the job functions and pinpointing training to address areas of deficiency."

Key features of Elsevier's EduCode Competency Exams include:

  • Validated questions
  • Mapped and auto-assigned remedial training
  • Comprehensive learner and management reporting
  • Comparable results presented within easy-to-read graphs
  • Reporting by individual, hospital, region, or system

To learn more about EduCode Competency Exams, visit www.icd-10online.com

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