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Career Step and MRA to Present on Assessing Coder Readiness at MaHIMA ICD-10 Summit

Provo, UT (PRWEB) April 04, 2013

Career Step, an online education company, in partnership with Medical Record Associates (MRA) will be presenting on how healthcare organizations can conduct ICD-10 training and assess coder readiness for ICD-10-CM/PCS coding in the 8:30 a.m. session of the MaHIMA ICD-10 Summit on Friday, April 5.

”ICD-10 code training is top of mind for all healthcare providers; but, with only 18 months left before the mandated implementation date, it is critically important that organizations determine their coders' knowledge of biomedical sciences as it will greatly impact their ability to accurately use the ICD-10 codes," said Career Step Vice President of Healthcare and Corporate Training Mike Hodgson. "We're teaming up with MRA at the MaHIMA summit to share specifics on what should be evaluated to determine coder readiness and how facilities can go about doing that efficiently."

The hour-long session will be presented by Hodgson and Lynn Salois, RHIT, CCS, CDIP, who is the director of coding at MRA. The MaHIMA ICD-10 Summit will last the entire day and is being held on Friday, April 5 at The Lantana at 43 Scanlon Drive in Randolph, Massachusetts.

Career Step is uniquely qualified to present on this subject as the company has co-developed baseline and advanced coder assessment tools, biomedical sciences education, and ICD-10-CM/PCS code set training, which is being used by several of the largest healthcare providers and payers in the country, with YES HIM Consulting, Inc., a firm specializing in ICD-10 preparation. Career Step and YES HIM Consulting, Inc. also recently published research on the importance of assessments and biomedical sciences education in an industry white paper released earlier this year. Career Step has chosen to partner with MRA as the company offers local training and staffing insights, a unique perspective into the specific needs of the MaHIMA community, and experience with many of Career Step's assessment and training tools.

For more information on Career Step's ICD-10 education and assessment solutions, call 1-888-989-7512 or visit

About Career Step
Career Step is an online education company providing career-focused education as well as corporate learning and assessment solutions. With over 20 years of experience, the company has trained more than 70,000 students and offers online programs in the healthcare, administration, and technology industries. In addition to career training, Career Step also offers corporate learning solutions, customizable knowledge and skill assessment tools, and The ICD-10 Solution, a comprehensive training offering co-developed with YES HIM Consulting, Inc. that provides ICD-10 training planning, project management, and education to ensure a successful transition to the ICD-10 code set. For more information on the Career Step programs, please visit or call 1-888-989-7512.

About Medical Record Associates
Founded in 1986, Medical Record Associates (MRA) is the largest provider of HIM services in New England. What sets us apart in the industry is our commitment to delivering quality solutions to meet the complexities of HIM. Our growing team of experienced and credentialed HIM practitioners is dedicated to providing the highest quality service in the areas of Release of Information (ROI), Coding, Compliance, Audit Management, Cancer Registry, and HIM Consulting. Our custom tailored solutions provide you with the healthcare technology, experienced HIM practitioners, and management team to help ensure reduced costs through outsourcing labor intensive responsibilities while meeting the highest standards of quality.

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