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Ramapo College Offering Free Seminar on Making a Smooth Transition to the New Federally Mandated ICD-10 Medical Coding Standard

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(MAHWAH, NJ) – Ramapo College of New Jersey invites health care provider representatives from regional hospitals, nursing care centers, private physician practices and physician groups, and others who manage medical coding, to a free informational breakfast seminar on “Preparing for a Smooth Transition to ICD-10,” on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, beginning at 8 a.m. on the Ramapo College campus, Trustees Pavilion, Room 1. The program is co-sponsored by the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network and The CODESMART™ Group.

As mandated by the U.S. federal legislature, the deadline for conversion to ICD-10 is October 1, 2014, and the implementation will require significant changes to clinical and administrative systems that capture and report these codes. The free informational seminar is intended to help those who need to create and implement plans for their ICD-10 transition, including planning for staff training and how to connect with training funding sources. The CODESMART™ Group will present “Where Should I be in My ICD-10 Implementation Process?” from 8 to 9 a.m.  The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network will present “How Do I Get Grant Dollars to Train My Staff?” from 9 to 10 a.m.

The CODESMART™ Group is a national subject matter expert for ICD-10 education and compliance in the U.S.  Ramapo College of New Jersey has partnered with the CODESMART™ Group to provide convenient online learning to the healthcare community in need of training in ICD-10. The program is delivered online to coders, billers, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, and others whose roles are impacted by the new ICD-10.

The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network brings together key stakeholders invested in New Jersey’s healthcare workforce. The Talent Network aims to ensure that the skills of healthcare talent keep pace with the changing demands of this key sector of New Jersey’s economy. The network also serves as a comprehensive resource, providing specialized services for employers, jobseekers, educators and labor professionals.

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 related treatment modalities. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that all medical practices, hospitals and other medical record keeping organizations be ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014. Training in ICD-10 to be in compliance of the mandate is also essential to insurance carriers for providing reimbursement, including the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Therefore, there is an immediate need for ICD-10 training for new and existing physicians, clinicians, coders, hospital executives, and other personnel involved in patient care and health records.

Online registration for the free informational seminar is required to attend. Please visit: or call the Ramapo College Center for Innovative and Professional Learning at (201) 684-7370.


About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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