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ICD-10 Coding Knowledge Assessment Tool Released

JERICHO, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc., (HCCS), the leading provider of online healthcare compliance and competency training courses, today announced the release of the ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer, an online ICD-10 knowledge assessment tool.  The ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer is a fast, easy way to test knowledge of the CM and PCS guidelines and identify knowledge gaps for physicians, coders and other healthcare staff.  This tool is the latest in a series of training tools from HCCS designed to prepare healthcare personnel for the upcoming shift to the new ICD-10 coding system.

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The ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer consists of a proprietary database of over 500 ICD-10 specific questions to challenge your knowledge and understanding of every aspect of ICD-10.  The ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer contains two comprehensive ICD-10-CM proficiency exams and one ICD-10-PCS proficiency exam.  Copies of the Official ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Guidelines are available in PDF format for users to download directly with the product.

A license for the ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer allows a staff member to access the tool as often as desired from date of purchase until the ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2013.

"We've eliminated any time pressure by licensing this tool with unlimited use through the ICD-10 implementation date of October 1, 2013," says Ben Diamond, President of HCCS.

The ICD-10 Preparation Analyzer is the latest component of the new HCCS ICD-10 Billing, Coding and Documentation Training library, which prepares coders, physicians, nurses, case managers and administrative staff on diagnostic and procedural medical coding changes.  The library is comprised of comprehensive online courses designed for both coding and non-coding personnel.  The courses range from 1 to 20 hours and are approved for CEUs by the AAPC and AHIMA.

The online training courses are:

  • Basic Introduction to ICD-10-CM
  • Understanding and Preparing for ICD-10-CM/PCS
  • Coding for the Non-Coder
  • Anatomy and Terminology Essentials from an ICD-10-CM/PCS Perspective
  • Anatomy and Terminology for Coders
  • Advanced Anatomy and Terminology for Coders
  • ICD-10-CM/PCS Implementation and General Equivalence Mappings
  • Coding from the Operative Report
  • ICD-10 Implementation in a 5010 Environment
  • Preparing Your Musculoskeletal Coders for ICD-10 Implementation

Developed by ICD-10 coding experts at Contexo Media, this comprehensive course library serves as a robust "roadmap".

"The combination of the Preparation Analyzer and the ICD-10 online training courses will help organizations in their efforts to prepare for ICD-10 with minimal stress and disruption," says Mr. Diamond.

For more information about the HCCS ICD-10 Billing, Coding and Documentation Training library visit the or contact HCCS at

About HCCS

HCCS is the leading provider of effective online training courses and learning management systems to healthcare facilities. HCCS has provided over 3 million hours of compliance and competency training courseware to hospitals, teaching facilities, medical schools, health plans and other healthcare entities. (516) 478-4100 or (877) 933-hccs.


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