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Amphion Medical Solutions Launches Self-Paced Online ICD-10 Training System for HIM Departments, Individual Coders

MADISON, WI -- (Marketwired) -- 01/09/14 -- Amphion Medical Solutions, a leading provider of advanced transcription and coding solutions and services, announced today the launch of Amphion University, a comprehensive online ICD-10 training program featuring courses designed and led by the company's AHIMA-approved instructors. To maximize ICD-10 comprehension, Amphion U offers a customizable curriculum of individual modules and complete training packages, as well as terminology manuals, codebooks and a robust library of practice records coded by Amphion's ICD-10 experts.

"Coders should be training now to achieve proficiency in ICD-10 before the transition deadline. But escalating demand is making it difficult to purchase high-quality live-interactive training programs led by qualified instructors," said Minnette Terlep, BS, RHIT, Amphion's Vice President of Business Development and Chief Compliance Officer. "Amphion U fills this gap with an interactive and customizable educational experience encompassing the three primary learning styles -- visual, verbal and written -- to ensure coders are fully prepared to function in an ICD-10 healthcare system."

Amphion U provides robust e-learning modules with interactive lessons, including exercises designed by Amphion's ICD-10 experts and a unique "hover hint" feature that provides assistance with challenging exercises without revealing the answers. Coders can also submit questions to Amphion's instructors via e-mail and receive responses within two days of submission.

Coders, who can pause and resume courses as often as necessary, have full access to Amphion's library of practice records, codebooks, terminology manuals and reference sites even after training has been completed. Amphion U also includes pre- and post-training ICD-10 assessments to measure readiness and demonstrate proficiency.

Coders can earn up to 16 CEUs for ICD-10-CM and 24 CEUs for ICD-10-PCS training. AHIMA CEUs can also be earned for completing the assessments, as well as for practice coding through Amphion's ICD-10 library.

"Ongoing access to lessons and practice records is particularly important to ensure coders' skills remain sharp between completion of training and their facility's conversion to ICD-10," said Rachel Jorgensen, RHIA, Amphion's Coding Support Manager. "Amphion U also helps coders expand their career options with high-quality training, including specialty specific and PCS root operations, to expand skill sets and learn new areas of specialty."

About Amphion
Based in Madison, Wis., Amphion Medical Solutions has a team of more than 500 transcription, coding and health IT professionals serving more than 150 clients. By providing a comprehensive set of engagement models, technology and services, Amphion improves clinical documentation quality, increases reimbursements and reduces costs. Its flagship product, Triton, is a voice-recognition transcription platform that uses advanced speech understanding to give providers greater control over reporting while saving significant time and financial resources. Themis is Amphion's remote coding solution, which secures a competitive market advantage and attracts qualified coders who want to use their skills in a home-based setting. Amphion also leverages its technology and seasoned, credentialed professionals to provide enhanced HIM and Health IT services at lower costs. Among these are comprehensive ICD-10 solutions, including skill assessment, live and self-paced web-based training, and a proprietary practice library, as well as a series of 15-minute instructional webinars on specific ICD-10 topics that are complimentary to registered users. For more information, go to www.amphionmedical.com.

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