March 19, 2013

Panacea Healthcare Solutions Announces Comprehensive Suite of ICD-10 Preparedness and Education Services


Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc., a leader in the HIM consulting space and publisher of widely-read ICD10monitor, announces a comprehensive suite of ICD-10 consulting services.

"To prepare for ICD-10, hospitals need to identify their specific areas of improvement for coding and documentation in order to better understand where to focus resources and reduce their reimbursement exposure," says Kim Charland, Vice President of Consulting for Panacea Healthcare Solutions, previously Medical Learning Inc. (MedLearn). "When vulnerable areas are identified, customized coding and documentation training programs can be created."

Panacea's broad range of complementary ICD-10 services provides an end-to-end solution for hospitals. The I-10Focus data analytics reports identify those specific diagnosis and procedure codes having the highest probability for opportunity and risk.

The report results provide specific patient records to be selected for remote or on-site chart reviews followed by ongoing staff training and education based on those findings.

One thing that differentiates Panacea from other firms is the company's proprietary technology combined with its in-house team of experienced of AHIMA certified consultants and financial consultants that can facilitate and monitor a provider's progress during the ICD-10 preparation and implementation phase. Go to for more information.

Kim Charland, BA, RHIT, CCS

Kim Charland is senior vice president, clinical consulting services, Panacea Healthcare Solutions, Inc., St. Paul, MN.