ICD-10 Education For Trained Medical Coders
The mandated ICD-10 transition is fast approaching, and you have to make sure you're prepared! Train with Jefferson College to get the continuing education you need to be ICD-10 ready.
Choose our ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders training for:
- Expert-designed curriculum – Developed by AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers as well as other experts with decades of experience teaching coding, this course is specifically designed to help you quickly gain the ICD-10 specific skills you'll need.
- Employer-trusted training – Some of the largest and most trusted healthcare organization in the country are already using this training to prepare their employees. Choose the training even employers are using!
- All-inclusive education – Both AHIMA and AAPC recommend that coders take biomedical sciences training in addition to ICD-10 code set training. With this course, you'll have the biomedical sciences training you need to make the most of the included ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS code set training.
This course is designed for new ICD-9 medical coders. It is not intended for those who have never completed medical coding training or experienced medical coders.
Our online ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders course allows you to fit the continuing education you need in around your already busy work and personal schedules. Get the training you need to ensure your long-term success as a medical coder! Call 636- 797-3000 ext. 144 or request free information today for more details!
- What is the difference between the ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders and the Professional Medical Coding and Billing program?
The ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders program focuses solely on teaching ICD-10 skills and assumes that students are familiar with how the industry works, medical terminology, pharmacology, and basic anatomy and pathophysiology. This program is intended for those who have completed a medical coding training program, not experienced medical coders. Students without medical coding experience or training should consider the Professional Medical Coding and Billing program, which is meant to teach those without any healthcare or medical coding experience everything they need to know to prepare for a career in this field.
- Do I need any prior qualifications to take the ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders program?
The Career Step ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders course focuses solely on teaching you the skills you need for ICD-10 coding. It assumes that you already have the skills of a medical coder, including familiarity with how the industry works, medical terminology, pharmacology, and basic anatomy and pathophysiology. The course is not designed for those who have never completed medical coding training (the Professional Medical Coding and Billing course is meant for these individuals) or intended for experienced medical coders.
- How is the Career Step ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders program structured?
The Career Step ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders program is organized into three sections: Advanced Pathophysiology, Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, and ICD-10 Coding. The first two sections will teach relevant biomedical sciences from an ICD-10 perspective to ensure you're ready to effectively use the ICD-10 code set. Then the ICD-10 Coding module teaches how to use the new code set and includes guided hands-on exercises to give you the opportunity to practice coding with the new code set.
- What type of student support does Career Step offer?
Career Step student support has several levels and is designed to ensure that you're not left on your own as you work through the online course.
- Student Support Instructors and Advisors are AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainings and have years of professional experience in the medical coding industry. They're available to provide timely answers to questions about the program material
- Technical Support Advisors are available 6 days a week to help you work through any technical or computer issues encountered within the training
Though the course is entirely online, you'll never be on your own. Career Step's student support team is available to offer personal, ongoing support all the way through the training program.
- How long does it take to finish the course?
The ICD-10 for ICD-9 Coders training program is designed to be completed in about 7-12 weeks of part-time study. The course includes 141 hours of curriculum, and the online format allows you to study on the schedule that works for your life. Enrollment provides 3 months of online access to the program.
- What computer specifications are required to complete the course?
We recommend the following minimum computer system specifications:
- Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection recommended)
- 800 X 600 minimum resolution (1024 X 768 or higher recommended)
- Sound card and speakers (Earphones recommended)
- Available USB port
- Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
- Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
- PDF reader
- Internet Explorer 7.x/8.x/9.x
- Firefox 3.x
- Safari 4.x or greater (Mac only)
- Microsoft Windows (XP®, Vista®, 7 with latest service pack)
- Mac OS X (10.4.11 or greater)
Note: Mobile browsing devices are not currently supported. However, Career Step is investigating the implementation of mobile device support, and these specifications will be updated once a decision has been reached.
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