Medical Coding for Inpatient Services Program Description
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Built by experts, our Medical Coding for Inpatient Services program is designed specifically for professionals looking to take their coding career to the next level. It’s in-depth training that covers all the necessary, defining, and distinguished skills inpatient facilities can expect of their coding staff who specialize in acute care.
Our 111-hour Medical Coding for Inpatient Services is centered on four individual courses that you can tackle on your own schedule. No strict deadlines. No rigid schedule. Move through your training at a pace that fits both your life and learning style.
4 months of full access
4 individual courses
111 hours of study
We know individual learners absorb and interpret information in various ways. Sometimes a simple lecture or reading assignment just doesn't cut it. That’s why our training is 100% online and self-paced, built around real-world simulations that stimulate the mind and provide hands-on experience.
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Don’t think of your online coding for inpatient services program as e-learning, think of it as we-learning, because we’re with you every step of the way. Real people—dedicated trainers, technical support team, and Career Advisors—are all committed to your success, from sign-up to post-completion.
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Medical Coding for Inpatient Services Program Outline
The medical coding profession is more than just a one-stop job with a low ceiling. It’s a legitimate career path with a significant amount of advancement opportunities. With time, experience, and knowledge comes the potential for more responsibility, and—this is the cool part—a higher salary. This program, designed for existing outpatient coders, is chock-full of info Learners can use to take the next step in their career and become an inpatient medical coder.
Initiate the Medical Coding for Inpatient Services program.
Accurately assign and sequence ICD-10-CM diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS procedure codes according to official guidelines for inpatient services.
Identify and describe different types of hospital facilities and their documentation and coding standards.
Differentiate MS-DRG and APR-DRG reimbursement methodologies.
Describe the query process and its impact on data integrity and reimbursement.
Advanced Inpatient Coding
Demonstrate superior knowledge of current guidelines and regulations regarding coding, compliance, and reimbursement under the MS-DRG and APR-DRG systems.
Develop expert skills by reviewing and assigning ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes to intermediate to advanced inpatient coding cases.
Obtain a next-level understanding of inpatient guidelines, coding, and reimbursement process.
Prepare to take the next steps after program completion.
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Medical Coding Certifications
CareerStep's online Medical Coding for Inpatient Services training covers the knowledge and skills you need to successfully sit for industry-recognized certification. We want to support our learners in securing the certification that fits based upon your career goals and current job requirements. Your training includes an exam voucher for either of the certifications listed below, relevant to your training – a significant value add. Existing outpatient coding experience is required to sit for these certification exams.
Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
The CCA credential demonstrates competency across all settings, including hospitals and physician practices – certified by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
The CCS credential demonstrates a practitioner's tested skills in data quality and accuracy as well as mastery of coding proficiency - certified by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).