Industry leader to drive international growth of coding operations as regional director of coding and consulting services

ALLENTOWN, Pa.—December 12, 2017— AVIANCE Suite, a health information technology company for hospitals and health systems, proudly announces the signing of a reseller agreement with Nuance Communications, Inc.. Under the agreement, Nuance will resell Central Learning®, a web-based coding assessment and education application as part of its audit and education solutions. Central learning is part of AVIANCE’s Suite of health information and revenue cycle technology solutions for healthcare organizations.

“Coding accuracy in ICD-10 remains a difficult metric to evaluate and quantify for most organizations, even after 18 months under the new coding nomenclature,” said AVIANCE

Founder and CEO Manny Peña. “By proactively assessing coder knowledge and providing code rationale, facilities quickly identify recurring mistakes and prevent coding errors from multiplying over time.”

Central Learning automates the assessment of coder performance for ICD-10, CPT, and Evaluation and Management coding nomenclatures. Central Learning is designed to help coders do it right the first time to minimize denials and ensure clean claim submission.

“New reimbursement models and regulations have made coding accuracy and completeness more critical than ever,” said Michael Loyd, general manager, coding and quality solutions at Nuance.  “Combining Central Learning  with our audit services for assessments and education will help improve coder accuracy, and increase hospital revenue.  Through this reseller agreement, healthcare facilities will have the ability to quickly, accurately, and cost-effectively assess coder proficiency and identify the most important opportunities for coder improvement.”

About Central Learning:

Central Learning is a web-based application that automatically grades and scores coder skills using real cases and actual clinical documentation—versus hypothetical coding scenarios and traditional check-the-box tests. Central Learning assesses an organization’s progress with ICD-10 coding quality and productivity without the need for expensive, manual, and labor intensive coding audits. For more information, please visit

About AVIANCE Suite:

AVIANCE Suite is an integrated platform of web-based software applications that help hospitals and health systems make better revenue cycle and clinical coding decisions. The AVIANCE Suite solution includes capabilities for DNFB management, Coding Analytics, Audit Management, and Central Learning—an online coding assessment tool. With the AVIANCE Suite, healthcare finance executives receive real-time business intelligence to build stronger bottom lines, and successfully transition to value-based reimbursement.

Trademark reference: Nuance and the Nuance logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Nuance Communications, Inc. or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective owners.

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Company Contacts:

Deb Tetreault, RHIT, CHIM
Regional Director, Coding and Consulting Services US and Canada
380 Wellington Street, Tower B, 6th Floor, London, Ontario N6A 5B5
Direct Line: (519) 871-7307

Joseph J. Gurrieri, RHIA, CHP
President and COO