The Medical Coding for Inpatient Services Program
Gain next-level understanding of Inpatient guidelines using ICD-10-CM and PCS code sets.
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Medical Coding for Inpatient Services Training: A Career Path to Success
As a trained—and certified—medical coder with foundational knowledge of coding best practices, you have plenty of opportunities for advancement. Medical coding for Inpatient Services training is a surefire way to expand your skills, cross-train, and increase your marketability.
100 Hours of Online Coursework
4 Months of Full Access
$38,785 Median Salary*
13.5% Predicted 10-Year Job Growth*
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This Could Be the Perfect Career for You
Inpatient coders shoulder a lot of responsibility. It’s an important role that must be taken seriously—and the most successful coders have a sharp eye and strong organizational skills.
If you’re already trained in the field, and have a desire to learn and grow—both personally and professionally—you might be ready to try your hand at coding for Inpatient Services.See full job description >>
6 Reasons to Complete Your Medical Coding for Inpatient Services Training With CareerStep
Move at your own pace.
With 4 months of full program access, you can train on your own terms and complete your program on a timeline that works for you.
Gain essential skills.
This program will teach you the skills you need to impress potential employers and succeed in your role.
Ask for help anytime.
Our training is online, but you’re never alone. Real people support you every step of the way via phone, live chat, and email.
Prepare for 3rd-party certification.
Our training will give you the knowledge you need to sit for the Certified Coding Associate and Certified Inpatient Coder certification exams—provided by AHIMA and AAPC, respectively.
Join our Learner network.
Our Healthcare Partners understand the value of our training and regularly tap into our extensive network of learners to meet their need for quality, well-trained employees.
Learn by doing.
You’ll learn through simulations and real-world scenarios that’ll give you experience that applies directly to your day-to-day responsibilities once on the job.
Developed in Partnership With EHR Go
This program is an exclusive offering developed in partnership with EHR Go to give learners first-hand experience coding patient cases modeled after Electronic Health Records used in the workplace.
1. Start today.
Begin your training (and transformation) right now.
2. Learn your way.
Complete your training on your own terms.
3. Get hire-ready.
Prepare to take valuable certification exams.
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With thorough certification prep and 100 hours of online coursework, this skills-based Medical Coding for Inpatient Services program is designed to help learners take the next step in their medical coding career.
- > 4 Months Access
- > Self-Paced Study
- > Anywhere, Anytime Learning
- > 1:1 (Human) Support
- > 1 Free Certification Exam Voucher
What You’ll Learn
Designed using feedback from health systems across the country, we work hard to keep our medical billing and coding program relevant and fully aligned with industry needs.
Foundations in HIM
Gain a thorough understanding of standard coding guidelines for Inpatient Services.
Advanced Coding Techniques
Gain necessary—and advanced—coding knowledge to take advantage of growth opportunities.
Review the current guidelines and regulations regarding coding, compliance, and reimbursement for IPPS systems.
Medical Coding and Billing for Outpatient Services Program FAQs
What is medical coding for Inpatient Services?
Medical coding professionals take patient data and transform it into codes to facilitate collaboration with other medical providers and ensure accuracy in the billing process. Specifically to the inpatient setting, coders will report all conditions and procedures documented by providers during the patient’s stay.
What will I do every day?
Inpatient coding is performed in care facilities like hospitals. On a daily basis, you would be responsible for reviewing electronic patient charts and physician notes—and assigning the right medical codes for various diagnoses and procedures.
How much do medical coding jobs pay?
The median salary for a medical coder specializing in Inpatient Services is $38,785 with potential for traditional employment benefits. The best part is that salaries for medical coders can be even higher, depending on qualifications and certifications, type of employer, and experience. Professionals with one credential often earn over $52,000 a year.
What is the job outlook for medical coding?
Medical coding jobs are in high demand. So much so, that health systems across the country are scrambling to find trained professionals with this specific skill set. The U.S. Department of Labor estimated 13.5% employment growth in 10 years. That’s over 23,000 new jobs needing someone like you.
Do I have to be certified to work?
While certification isn’t mandatory, most employers prefer their employees to be certified. Especially in the highly regulated and privacy-driven field of healthcare. Certification greatly improves your employment opportunities and earning potential and sets you apart from other job seekers. Our medical coding for inpatient services program prepares you for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) certifications. Your training includes a free voucher to take the exam of your choice.
Wondering how to start a career in medical coding for Inpatient Services?
Traditionally, inpatient coders have a foundational knowledge of standard code sets. The majority of inpatient coders start out in the outpatient or physician setting and want to expand their knowledge. We recommend all Learners without previous coding experience take our Medical Coding for Outpatient Services program before training for Inpatient Services.
How do certificate programs and associate degrees compare?
Great question! The entry-level requirement for medical coding is post-secondary training of some kind. So you can go to a community college or to CareerStep. We think the choice is obvious.
Associate Degrees usually require you to take lots of unrelated courses (in subjects like writing, math, or other general (and irrelevant) fields. Typical associate degrees take two years and cost significantly more in tuition than certificate training.
Certification Programs focus solely on career training for a specific professional or technical field. So it comes with much lower time commitment and cost. This streamlined approach is also the fastest path to a new and improved job and salary.
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