Effective October 2014, the U.S. healthcare system is working to move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 for service coding purposes. Program includes a detailed review of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding); differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10; federal regulation; hands on exercises and case studies; and much more!
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Medical coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges, and review files. This Medical Coding ICD-10 course reviews key elements of the changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and examines the impact of this change on the U.S. healthcare system. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
- Detailed reviews of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding system)
- Differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10
- Issues relating to federal regulation and compliance
- Various issues surrounding the implementation of ICD-10
Education and Certification
- Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
- Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to being eligible for the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional.
Detailed Course Topics Covered
- A review of ICD-10
- Purpose of ICD-10
- Reimbursement process
- Federal regulation and compliance
- Transition process
- Diagnosis coding in the ICD-10
- Comparison between ICD-10 and ICD-9
- Using the ICD-10 manual
- Using the ICD-10-PCS manual for hospital procedure coding
- ICD-10 in day-to-day operations
- Coding from chart notes
- Coding from operative reports
- Functions, processes, and procedures of diagnostic coding
- Procedural coding
- Analysis of electronic coding tools
- Practice coding for a variety of purposes and settings
- Examination of the future of coding
What You Can Expect
- 24 hour a day instructor support & course mentors
- engaging labs, student exercises and course videos
- all textbooks, workbooks and student materials
- a new “Secure Student Website” – including career resources & other training
To ensure that all students have the resources they need to succeed, students will have access to a secure “Student Portal” website which includes:
- Career building exercises, resume writing tips, interview techniques, etc.
- Career mentors - there to help students take the next step in their career!
- Other skills training including lifelong learning skills, healthcare review, etc.
Who Should Attend:
Those in the healthcare industry looking for a smooth transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 service coding.
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