The Medical Coding ICD-10 ProgramMedical coding professionals keep records, calculate patient charges, and review files. This Medical Coding ICD-10 course reviews key elements of the changes from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and examines the impact of this change on the U.S. healthcare system. This course covers the following key areas and topics: Detailed reviews of both ICD-10 (diagnostic coding) and ICD-10-PCS (inpatient procedural coding system) Differences between ICD-9 and ICD-10 Issues relating to federal regulation and compliance Various issues surrounding the implementation of ICD-10
Detailed Course Topics Covered
A review of ICD-10
Purpose of ICD-10
Federal regulation and compliance
Diagnosis coding in the ICD-10
Comparison between ICD-10 and ICD-9
Using the ICD-10 manual
Using the ICD-10-PCS manual for hospital procedure coding
ICD-10 in day-to-day operations
Coding from chart notes
Coding from operative reports
Functions, processes, and procedures of diagnostic coding
Analysis of electronic coding tools
Practice coding for a variety of purposes and settings
Examination of the future of coding
Effective October 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will require that the standard ICD-9 code sets, which are used in medical billing and coding to report health care diagnoses and procedures, be replaced by ICD-10. This move from ICD-9 to ICD-10 will have a significant impact on healthcare providers and on the process by which they receive reimbursement. The adoption of ICD-10 will create enormous challenges for the U.S. healthcare system and the requirements of medical coding.
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Through an externship, students may be able to gain a competitive advantage to obtain employment in their chosen career field of interest. This is a chance to move from the role of a student to the role of a professional.
Disclaimer: An externship is not guaranteed. Best efforts are made to obtain externships for all students. All students must apply to the program and complete any prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each location. We will assist students in setting up their own externship when other options are not available. However we cannot guarantee placement.
Note: In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.
Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
Certain National Medical Coding Certification exams are very complex and may require 6 months to 2 years of suggested practical coding experience prior to being eligible for the exam or being recognized as a certified medical coding professional.