Elsevier Launches EduCode Doc Briefs to Help Physicians Implement ICD-10

   Elsevier Launches EduCode Doc Briefs to Help Physicians Implement ICD-10

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  Comprehensive training program includes documentation improvement support;
    program promoted through new 'Wake-Up Call' campaign and ICD-10 launch
                                countdown app

Elsevier , a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, today announced the launch of EduCodeĀ® Doc
Briefs , an ICD-10 education series designed for physicians and other
practitioners. EduCode Doc Briefs is available on its own or with EduCode
Clinical Documentation Improvement, another offering in Elsevier's Clinical
Documentation solution.

Elsevier's EduCode Clinical Documentation Solutions will be part of the new
ICD-10 "Wake-up Call" campaign to encourage facilities and physicians to stay
on track and begin learning and mastering the new ICD-10-CM/PCS systems, which
will go into effect Oct. 14, 2014. Elsevier also will launch a Countdown Clock
App for iOS and Android to detail the exact amount of time left before ICD-10
goes into effect - visit Elsevier's ICD-10 Online on Facebook and/or Countdown
to ICD-10 on LinkedIn for updates on availability.

"Elsevier can reduce the stress of ICD-10 implementation by helping physicians
better understand the specificity requirements of the new coding system," said
Deborah Neville, Director of Revenue Cycle, Coding and Compliance at Elsevier.
"We are confident that this program will help create more comprehensive and
accurate documentation to enable and evaluate evidence-based patient care."

EduCode Doc Briefs are concise online lessons with associated Continuing
Medical Education (CME) designed to help physicians and non-physician
practitioners identify the clinical documentation needed to support an
admission, justify a diagnostic work-up, validate treatments and services and
accurately reflect a patient's severity of illness. Elements such as acuity,
clinical indicators, synonyms, associated conditions, complications,
treatments, and manifestations are covered. Improved documentation will allow
more specific coding and reporting that is necessitated by the ICD-10-CM/PCS
coding system.

Elsevier's EduCode Clinical Documentation solution provides practical
information for both the physician authoring the health record and the coding
specialist abstracting and analyzing the documentation. It addresses such
topics as:

  *Obtaining accurate, complete and comprehensive documentation
  *Common terminology issues
  *Specialty-specific recommendations
  *Guidelines for physicians at teaching hospitals
  *Requirements provided by authoritative sources such as Joint Commission
    and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

For more information about EduCode Doc Briefs or the EduCode Clinical
Documentation solution, please visit http://www.ICD-10online.com or call
+1-866-429-3067. To stay current with the ICD-10 transition, please find
Elsevier ICD-10 on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ICD10Online and on
Twitter at @ICD10Online . 

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services. The company works in partnership with the
global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals,
including The Lancet and Cell , and close to 20,000 book titles, including
major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions
include ScienceDirect , Scopus , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's Suite ,
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the
SciVal suite and MEDai's Pinpoint Review , which help research and health care
institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier employs 7,000 people
worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc , a world leading
provider of professional information solutions. The group employs more than
30,000 people, including more than 15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier
Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies, Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed
Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York
Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

Media contact Christopher Capot Director, Corporate Relations Elsevier
+1-212-633-3164 c.capot@elsevier.com
 
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