Professional Education
and Development

Education

Consistent and continuous revenue cycle improvement ultimately depends on your staff—their knowledge of revenue cycle components, their drive for professional growth, and their commitment to your organization’s financial goals.

Career Step offers the educational resources you need to ensure your team is prepared for today’s challenges.

We take an innovative two-step approach:

  1. Evaluate: A truly strategic approach must begin with a plan. Our evaluations help you pinpoint the areas that need improvement to ensure you’re making the most of your time and investment.
  2. Educate: After our comprehensive evaluations, you’ll know exactly which education programs your team needs so you can target your investment for the best results.

Tailoring your education strategy to your team’s unique needs empowers you to build the very best team while providing career growth opportunities and fostering employee loyalty.



Learn more about reducing hiring costs and minimizing business risk with our education evaluation tools.

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Learn how you can support correct reimbursement and retain and grow your team with our innovative solutions.

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Learn how our cost-effective educational tools can help sharpen your team’s coding skills.

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Medical Coding

Whether you're trying to reduce denials or improve employee retention by offering career paths, there is an education solution.

Career Step's targeted education saves you time. We provide the resources your education department needs to provide consistent education and deliver CEUs.

We offer a variety of packages and products to address concerns throughout revenue cycle management:

  • Applied PCS ICD-10 Coder Education: Provide additional PCS practice with a structured, in-depth methodology.
  • Coding Practice Tool: Provide learners the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a real-world practice environment.
  • Education Recharge: Ensure your coders (new and experienced) understand how documentation is tied to coding.

    • CPT® Refresher (13 modules)
    • DRG Refresher (3 modules)
    • ICD-10-CM Refresher (11 modules)
    • ICD-10-PCS Refresher (11 modules)

  • New Learner: Transition medical transcription or CDI staff into outpatient coding positions.
  • Outpatient to Inpatient: Prepare facility outpatient coders to transition to inpatient positions.
  • Pre-Employment Evaluation: Gain the insight you need to make the right hires.

Recharge your team’s knowledge of CPT, DRG, and ICD-10. Learn more about our available educational tools today

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Transition your outpatient coders to inpatient positions with our AHIMA-approved program.

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Medical Billing

Medical billing is becoming increasingly complex, and the field is growing due to changing regulations and the overall increased need for healthcare services. Is your organization staffed to meet these demands?

Career Step offers an efficient, consistent way to educate staff on changing laws, requirements, and trends in medical billing.

Our program offers 180 hours of course content that builds on itself from module to module. Learners graduate prepared to sit for the Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) certification due to the breadth of their training, which includes:

  • Medical terminology
  • Payers, payment systems, and reimbursement methodology
  • How billing and collections work
  • Changes related to the Affordable Care Act
  • Changes in patient demographics
  • Trends in technology and billing software tools
  • Bundled payments
  • How industry forms work with electronic transmission
  • Brief introduction to medical coding
  • Office communication

Career Step's Medical Billing program is an excellent option for transitioning staff from shrinking departments to areas where you need help the most. Retain your best and brightest!

Learn more about our program designed to help your team stay up-to-date in medical billing.

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Learn more about our program designed to help your team stay up-to-date in medical billing.

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Inpatient Coding Auditing

As financial scrutiny intensifies and regulations become more complex, the demand for inpatient auditors to minimize third-party reviews and secure accurate payment and reimbursements is increasing.

Career Step helps you transform your best coders into inpatient auditors.

  • Fill your gap for skilled, qualified auditors
  • Ensure correct reimbursement
  • Reduce the cost of educating auditors
  • Access detailed tracking and reporting at no additional cost

Our program offers 280 hours of course content and stands out from other programs with 45 hours of hands-on experience offered in the final Audit Practicum. The program also prepares graduates to earn the Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA) certification offered through HFMA.

To ensure your organization gets the most for its education investment, this program has specific learner prerequisites:

  • 3 years of inpatient coding experience within the last 5 years
  • 95% coding accuracy in the last rolling 12 months, as verified by employer’s records
  • Ability to maintain coding productivity, as verified by employer’s records

Learn more about our innovative program that can help you transform your best inpatient coders into auditors.

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Learn more about our innovative program that can help you transform your best inpatient coders into auditors.

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Team Development

Healthcare is growing at a rapid pace, and that creates staffing challenges. As you struggle to fill critical positions in your organizations, we can help.

Career Step's education programs can help you fill challenging staffing needs for:

  • Medical assistant
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Coders
  • Billers

Instead of settling for perpetually open positions, you can hire the right people and educate them on the skills you need. Our education programs are different:

  • Specifically built to engage adult learners
  • Designed to create career paths for professional development
  • Individualized for each learner to keep them focused, motivated, and loyal

Start developing the team you want today! With the right education partner, you can fill your open positions, build loyalty, and foster employee professional development all at once.