Grow Your Own Coding Team!

Transform new and existing staff into Certified Coders with a Single Solution:  Libman Education’s Grow Your Own Coder – Mentoring and Progressive Skills Development — coder training tailored to your specific needs!

Our Grow Your Own Coder program allows you to keep your coding staff in production while developing your own credentialed coders in-house. Libman Education provides assessments of current skills, a learning path specific to the coder, and one-on-one mentoring with coding review and feedback to support your coder’s progress towards training goals. This customizable, cost-effective solution uses a model of progressive learning to ensure your coders develop the knowledge and real world experience necessary to perform their job to your standards.

If your organization needs to fill the coder gap, the Mentoring and Progressive Skills Development Customized Learning Paths may be just the solution that you need.

Libman Education’s Grow Your Own Coder program is featured in the January 2017 issue of For The Record.

Libman Education Inc., a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce, offers an approach that integrates online courses with real world experience. Our model of progressive learning offers healthcare providers, hospitals, staffing agencies, and consulting groups the flexibility to choose the training appropriate for their needs, as well as real time monitoring of the employee’s progress.

Step 1:  Assessments

Assessments provide valuable insight into the skills of employees. By using objective and measurable assessments, the gaps between existing and required knowledge and skills are defined. Assessments may include such areas as:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Coding Skills
  • Specialized Coding Skills (Standard Assessments or Customized for Your Needs!)

Step 2:  Learning Path

Based on the results of the assessments and the training goals for the employee, Libman Education develops a customized Learning Path to match the employee’s skills with the employer’s requirements.  The Learning Path identifies Libman Education courses to address employee skill gaps.

Step 3:  Mentoring and Progressive Skills Development

Using progressive training of coding skills, the employee advances from simpler to more complex coding assignments in accordance with your organization’s need and the individual’s progress. Libman Education’s staff of skilled and experienced Mentors work closely with the employee to ensure the course work is being mastered and to evaluate the employee’s coding performance on carefully selected records drawn from our inventory or from actual facility records.

Monitoring
On an ongoing basis, review results of education and training with the individual director or administrator to ensure progress is being made and that the employee will be a good fit for the organization’s coding needs.

Co-branded portal
A co-branded portal to the Learning Management system, accessible 24/7 for student and administrator access allows easy assignment of training and continuous monitoring of results.

Learning Management System
Libman Education’s online and secure learning management system offers the following benefits:

  • Supports 24/7 online access.
  • Registers students.
  • Tracks and reports student progress.
  • Managers and supervisors receive the report and can easily gauge the readiness of their staff.
  • Provides monitoring and documentation of student’s training to fulfill compliance requirements.

  • Identify job candidates inside and outside your organization
  • Increase your coders’ skill level
  • Ensure competence through credentialing and certification
  • ROI on your training investment
  • Improve coding, billing, and reporting compliance
  • Ensure accurate reimbursement
  • Decrease the impact of denials and rejections

 

  • Manage all of your training programs via a customized learning portal that meets your organization’s specific requirements
  • Access our entire catalog of training: over 40 titles designed by leading industry experts
  • Extensive customized tracking, trending and reporting features to ensure training compliance is met now and in the future
  • One-to-one mentoring sessions
  • The Libman Education Guarantee for Coder Success

1. You do not have sufficient coders for current and projected needs

You know that the demand for quality healthcare professionals is high and the supply of qualified coders is hitting historic lows.  Recent studies indicate that this staffing strain is one of the greatest challenges healthcare has faced in nearly a decade, and remains a critical hurdle to your organization’s economic viability.

And then there is ICD-10 …

The implementation of ICD-10 is projected to greatly impact the ability of facilities to continue to code accurately and to keep current with their coding backlog.  While no one can accurately predict how extensive the manpower deficit will be, some estimates point to nationwide coder shortages as high as 30% to 50% after ICD-10 implementation.  When compounded by so many clinical and regulatory initiatives hanging in the balance, hospitals, healthcare providers and staffing agencies – already operating under lean staffing models – are finding their resources further taxed.

2. You suspect your current coders may not have the skills and knowledge needed to perform their jobs

The healthcare industry depends on the skills of its coders to provide accurate and complete coding (in accordance with myriad and changing guidelines and rules), subject to challenge by auditors both internal and external.  Coding mistakes can be very expensive.

As individuals and as a group, a lot is riding on your coders.  Knowing that they are sufficiently trained and skilled to perform their job function is one less thing for you to worry about.

  • Affordable
  • Use of technology to train coders where they are
  • Scaleable to large and small organizations
  • Training specific to your facility’s needs
  • Libman Education’s proven coder training techniques

“I think the mentoring is going very well. I am very pleased with the instruction my coders are receiving. Libman Education once again exceeds my expectations.” — Liz H., HIM Director

“As you know, Mary Beth York is mentoring two of our coders. I just wanted to let you know that Mary Beth is really outstanding and exceptional !! She has lots of patience — as well as excellent teaching abilities that allow her to explain things in a way that you don’t feel patronized.” — Liz H., HIM Director

“I’m really going to miss our Thursday talks.  You have taught me so much.  You have been a great mentor!!” 

“I am very happy with the mentoring process.  It has been a huge benefit to our coding program. The new coders are much more confident and this is due to the Libman Education program. They are doing a fabulous job!” — Elizabeth A. Leff 

“I truly thank you Libman Group for your wonderful courses that have contributed to my success.” — Leslie Jay Corn, CCS, CPC, CCA/ER Coding Analyst/Boston Medical Center OR LogixHealth 

“This project has really alleviated my stress over proper and adequate training.” — Wendy Pelletier RHIT, CCS, CPC, Director of Coding; Health Information Management

“Any of Libman Education’s courses are worth time and cost.  Always walk away with a useable, clarity or reinforcement of subject matter.”