In order for healthcare providers to gain true return-on-investment, it is crucial to cross-train coders in outpatient and inpatient coding. In-depth education, such as the ICD-10 Inpatient Academy from YES HIM Consulting, can teach the coder how to be proficient in both hospital or facility-based medical coding. Upon completion of the 10-week Inpatient Academy, coders will know how to decipher information from patients’ medical record for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding, and specialized payment knowledge in MS-DRGs and Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS).
The in-depth 10-week ICD-10 Inpatient Academy provides ICD-10 Inpatient coding education for beginners and intermediate-level Inpatient and Outpatient coders. It includes 36 AHIMA CEUs and a Certificate of Completion after finishing the Academy. The learning objectives throughout the ICD-10 Inpatient Academy teach a wide range of Inpatient coding education topics using practical examples and real-world scenarios. In addition, the learner benefits from live weekly Q&A sessions with our YES Educators who have over 20 years’ experience in the HIM field - an exclusive opportunity that other HIM education programs do not offer.
The live Q & A sessions give our learners a competitive advantage over other learners in the industry. During these sessions, coders can ask questions and receive feedback in real-time to ensure they comprehend the ICD-10 content and guidelines covered in the handbook and webinars. Live sessions offer the benefit of immediate feedback to the learner, which is a feature that is excluded from most self-paced online training offerings. Assessments measure each learner’s progress and provide self-assessment insights and input to the coder.
Evaluate and identify your most qualified coders who would be the best candidates to cross-train in inpatient coding but following these steps here.
Our article, “Medical Coding Classes and the Importance of a Coding Education,” reviews the importance an ongoing coding education. Find out how practical coding education helps maintain – and improve coding accuracy levels – in our previous article, “Best Practices for Providing Your Team with Valuable Coding Education.”
The ICD-10 Inpatient Academy opens approximately 5 times per year, so don’t wait. Contact YES HIM Consulting today if you or your coders want to how to become an inpatient coder.