NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CodeSmart Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ITEN), with its subsidiary, The CODESMART™ Group, Inc. (collectively, "CODESMART™"), a premier ICD-10 education and solutions group that offers CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY, its on-line education solution and customizable training solutions, announces today that its CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY product is the strategic partner for ICD-10 education and consulting services of the Miami-Dade County Public School System in Florida ("Miami-Dade").
The program, offered through the Miami-Dade's County's Adult & Career Education program, will utilize CODESMARTTM UNIVERSITY's unique approach to ICD-10 education, including a three-module program that covers everything from anatomy and physiology to computerized billing methods and electronic health records. The program is scheduled to begin on August 19, 2013.
"The changeover from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will not only result in a huge addition to the number of codes in the system, but also millions of additional patients to service with a reduction in the number of experienced coders," said Ira Shapiro, Chairman and CEO of CODESMART™. "Partnering with programs like that in Miami-Dade affords incredible opportunities for the healthcare system to gain new coders who are ready to meet the challenge, and also exciting job prospects for people from all walks of life who wish to embark on a new career in the healthcare industry."
ICD-10, or the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases is a World Health Organization-approved designation of the aspects of disease treatment that include categories of diseases and treatment modalities for them, broken down in to more than 141,000 designations. The previous ICD had only 17,000 codes, diagnoses and procedures. The United States is among the last countries in the world to adopt these standards, but the Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that all medical practices, hospitals and other medical record keeping organization be trained and ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014. This is essential as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services will also be adopting the ICD-10 standard and will require proper medical coding in order to provide reimbursement.
CODESMART Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:ITEN) with its subsidiary, The CODESMART™ Group, Inc., is a premier national subject matter expert for ICD-10 education and compliance in the United States. Its product, CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY, is an on-line program of study for existing coders, new coders, clinicians, and healthcare roles of all types. Created by a combination of a leading panel of ICD-10 subject matter experts and a major four-year accredited university, which contributed the nation's top course designers and a platform that already provides interactive education to more than 60,000 students per year in degree programs. The ICD-10 training also includes live professors who work with and guide students through the programs of study in ICD-10.
CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY is endorsed nationally by over 60 colleges and universities and over 2,800 physician offices and hospitals as the choice provider for ICD-10 training. The CODESMART™ Group, Inc. also provides solutions for ICD-10 transition, outsource coding, coding audits, critical documentation improvement and the revenue cycle continuum.
To learn more about CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY's proprietary programs, visit www.codesmartuniversity.org.
Company Contact: Ira Shapiro Chairman and CEO The Codesmart Group, Inc. 646-526-7867 Investor Contact: John Baldissera BPC Financial Marketing 800-368-1217 Media Contact: Jules Abraham JQA Partners, LLC 917-885-7378