News | September 17, 2015

Pen Bay Medical Center Prepares For ICD-10 With Libman Education's Custom ‘Grow Your Own Coder' Program

Program includes model of progressive learning and is customizable to an organization’s particular needs

Pen Bay Medical Center, a Leapfrog Group 2012 and 2014 National Top Hospital and the largest community hospital in Midcoast Maine, is preparing a large number of its coders for the upcoming ICD-10 deadline with Libman Education’s Grow Your Own Coder – Mentoring and Progressive Skills Development program.

“This program has been very helpful in preparing us for the ICD-10 deadline,” said Elizabeth Hilchey, RN, CPHQ, RHIT, Director, Health Information of Pen Bay Medical Center. “Through it, we were able to hire individuals with an interest in coding but not necessarily any coding experience. The training process was smooth and integrated into their normal work. We found the program very beneficial.”

Grow Your Own Coder includes a model of progressive learning to ensure coders develop the knowledge and real world experience necessary to perform their job to an organization’s standards. It provides for in-house coder training that allows organizations to simultaneously keep coding staff in production.

Customized to an organization’s particular needs, the program provides skills assessments and a learning path specific to each coder.

For more about the Grow Your Own Coder – Mentoring and Progressive Skills Development program, visit

About Pen Bay Medical Center
Pen Bay Medical Center is a 99-bed, full-service community hospital overlooking beautiful Penobscot Bay in Rockport, Maine. With a medical staff of more than 100 physicians, Pen Bay offers a wide range of acute and non-acute care services in the Midcoast.

Pen Bay is part of Pen Bay Healthcare, a not-for-profit family of services which also includes Pen Bay Physicians & Associates, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, Quarry Hill Retirement Community and the Knox Center for Long Term Care. For more information, visit

About Libman Education
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce. For more information, visit

Source: Pen Bay Medical Center