Move to a Top Five* HIM Career
Earn the CICA Credential
Whether you’re already an inpatient auditor or you’re interested in making a career move to inpatient auditing, Career Step will provide the education you need to sit for HFMA’s Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA) credential.
Become an Inpatient Auditor
Make the move into one of the top new jobs for HIM professionals and become an inpatient auditor! A 2015 study* published by the American health Information Management Association (AHIMA) found a growing need for auditors, particularly inpatient auditors.
Inpatient auditing is an excellent next career step for inpatient coders not interested in management. Our online program is built specifically for busy, adult learners. You can test out of materials you already know, and the online content gives you the flexibility to study at your convenience.
We require that you have at least 3 years of experience in inpatient acute care coding and hold a current RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CPC credential to enroll.
*”A Workforce study of the Future Direction and Skill Set for HIM Professionals,” prepared for AHIMA by The Caviar Group, LLC, March 2015.
Refresh Your Auditing Skills
If you are already working as an inpatient auditor and would like a refresher course prior to sitting for the HFMA CICA certification, Career Step’s Auditing Refresh course will give you the boost you need. The topics covered include the following:
- Program Orientation
- Audit Principles
- Audit and Record Review
- Audit Reporting
- Audit Practicum