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Elsevier Launches EduCode Doc Briefs to Help Physicians Implement ICD-10

June 17, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Comprehensive training program includes documentation improvement support;
program promoted through new ‘Wake-Up Call’ campaign and ICD-10 launch countdown app

Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ], a world-leading provider of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services, today announced the launch of EduCode(R)
Doc Briefs [http://icd-10online.com/icd-10-training-resources/educode-doc-briefs ], an
ICD-10 education series designed for physicians and other practitioners. EduCode Doc
Briefs is available on its own or with EduCode Clinical Documentation Improvement, another
offering in Elsevier’s Clinical Documentation solution.

Elsevier’s EduCode Clinical Documentation Solutions will be part of the new ICD-10
“Wake-up Call” campaign to encourage facilities and physicians to stay on track and begin
learning and mastering the new ICD-10-CM/PCS systems, which will go into effect Oct. 14,
2014. Elsevier also will launch a Countdown Clock App for iOS and Android to detail the
exact amount of time left before ICD-10 goes into effect – visit Elsevier’s ICD-10 Online
on Facebook [http://www.facebook.com/ICD10Online ] and/or Countdown to ICD-10 on LinkedIn
[http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Countdown-ICD-10-4972259?gid=4972259&mostPopular=&trk=tyah ]
for updates on availability.

“Elsevier can reduce the stress of ICD-10 implementation by helping physicians better
understand the specificity requirements of the new coding system,” said Deborah Neville,
Director of Revenue Cycle, Coding and Compliance at Elsevier. “We are confident that this
program will help create more comprehensive and accurate documentation to enable and
evaluate evidence-based patient care.”

EduCode Doc Briefs are concise online lessons with associated Continuing Medical
Education (CME) designed to help physicians and non-physician practitioners identify the
clinical documentation needed to support an admission, justify a diagnostic work-up,
validate treatments and services and accurately reflect a patient’s severity of illness.
Elements such as acuity, clinical indicators, synonyms, associated conditions,
complications, treatments, and manifestations are covered. Improved documentation will
allow more specific coding and reporting that is necessitated by the ICD-10-CM/PCS coding

Elsevier’s EduCode Clinical Documentation solution provides practical information for
both the physician authoring the health record and the coding specialist abstracting and
analyzing the documentation. It addresses such topics as:

        - Obtaining accurate, complete and comprehensive documentation
        - Common terminology issues
        - Specialty-specific recommendations
        - Guidelines for physicians at teaching hospitals
        - Requirements provided by authoritative sources such as Joint Commission and
          Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

For more information about EduCode Doc Briefs or the EduCode Clinical Documentation
solution, please visit http://www.ICD-10online.com or call +1-866-429-3067. To stay
current with the ICD-10 transition, please find Elsevier ICD-10 on Facebook at
http://www.facebook.com/ICD10Online and on Twitter at @ICD10Online
[https://twitter.com/ICD10Online ].

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information
products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health
communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet
[http://www.thelancet.com ] and Cell [http://www.cell.com ], and close to 20,000 book
titles, including major reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier’s online
solutions include ScienceDirect [http://www.sciencedirect.com ], Scopus
[http://www.scopus.com ], Reaxys [http://www.elsevier.com/reaxys ], ClinicalKey
[https://www.clinicalkey.com ] and Mosby’s Suite [http://www.confidenceconnected.com ],
which enhance the productivity of science and health professionals, and the SciVal suite
[http://www.scival.com ] and MEDai’s Pinpoint Review [http://www.medai.com ], which help
research and health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier [http://www.elsevier.com ]
employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc
[http://www.reedelsevier.com/Pages/Home.aspx ], a world leading provider of professional
information solutions. The group employs more than 30,000 people, including more than
15,000 in North America. Reed Elsevier Group plc is owned equally by two parent companies,
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. Their shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam
and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam:
REN; New York: RUK and ENL.

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