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

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

  PR Newswire

  PHILADELPHIA, September 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, September 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Exams aid in hospital preparation and transition to ICD-10

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
http://www.icd-10online.com .

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 , SciVal , Reaxys , ClinicalKey and Mosby's
Suite , which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals,
helping 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