LEHI, Utah—March 1, 2018—Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, provides the only online Inpatient Auditing program designed to transition medical coders into inpatient auditors and prepare students to become Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA) credentialed.
“We are thrilled that our inpatient auditing learners can now obtain the Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA) certification,” said Laurie McBrierty, Career Step and Panacea Vice President of Product Management. “Certification gives employers confidence that inpatient auditors meet a certain set of standards. We have focused our efforts to guarantee that our program delivers new skills that will transform inpatient coders to inpatient auditors.”
The CICA certification, developed by the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), validates and acknowledges the skills and expertise of professionals and provides an industry standard for employers as they look to hire inpatient auditors.
“In light of changing payment models and increases in regulatory audits and reporting requirements, ensuring coding accuracy is more important than ever,” said HFMA President and CEO Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA. “This certification enables both coders and hiring organizations to gain confidence in their coding oversight capabilities.”
Career Step’s Inpatient Auditing program was developed in conjunction with large healthcare organizations. It is designed for professionals with at least three years of experience in inpatient acute care coding and allows experienced coders to test out of some knowledge areas. Inpatient auditing provides a career path for coders with an increased salary potential.
For more information on Career Step’s inpatient auditing programs, visit CareerStep.com or call 1-800-411-7073.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7837.