Hospital vendor QuadraMed Corp. has introduced an ICD-10 simulator to help coders prepare for the transition to the vastly expanded code sets.

The Quantim ICD-10 Coding Simulator duplicates the ICD-10 coding environment to speed training and practice, according to the Reston, Va.-based company. Two-hospital Summit Health in Chambersburg, Pa., is the first organization to implement the simulator. Getting an earlier start toward ICD-10 compliance will lower productivity losses and minimize disruptions that could lead to reimbursement delays, says John Lucabaugh, director of health information management for the delivery system.

The simulator includes embedded coding guidelines, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code books, and mapping capabilities. The deadline for compliance with ICD-10 is Oct. 1, 2013. More information is available at

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