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Libman Education Announces New Program: Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing


Offered as an Authorized CareerStep Re-seller

BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTSAugust 7, 2019 – Libman Education has been designated an authorized re-seller for CareerStep’s Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing — a program designed to help medical coders advance their careers and earn an industry-recognized auditing credential while addressing industry demand for skilled auditors in the inpatient setting.

Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing builds on the coder’s current command of inpatient coding to quickly gain the knowledge and skills needed to assume responsibilities as an inpatient auditor. Students who successfully complete the program may choose to sit for the Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA) certification available from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).

“We are excited to offer this program of training to address a critical need for skilled inpatient auditors,” said Susan Pepple, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Libman Education. “Many inpatient coders are looking to grow their skills and advance their careers, but may not know where to begin. Providing career growth is fundamental to Libman Education. Partnering with CareerStep provides a unique opportunity to utilize the resources of a recognized education provider.”

Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing provides real world skills in demand by employers. Changes in coding systems, medical insurance and reimbursement as well as improved technology are leading to an increased demand by hospitals and healthcare networks as well as insurers and other auditors, for staff with advanced skills in inpatient auditing to validate coding, comply with regulations, and analyze clinical documentation. Written in collaboration with major medical employers, Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing builds on the individual student’s experience as an inpatient coder to help advance their career in this growing area.

“Auditing is one of the top five skills recommended by AHIMA for HIM professionals, and becoming an inpatient auditor is an excellent next career step for inpatient coders,” said Derris T. Moore, General Manager & Senior Vice President of E-Learning at CareerStep. “We welcome this reseller relationship with Libman Education as an opportunity to marry our content with Libman Education’s considerable reach among currently employed coders to provide critical training necessary for these coders’ career advancement.”

For more information about Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing, visit https://libmaneducation.com/product/fundamentals-of-inpatient-auditing/

About Libman Education
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the healthcare workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce. For more information, visit www.libmaneducation.com

About CareerStep
Career Step is the premier provider of healthcare training, with an integrated technology platform that delivers quality, trusted learning content, continuing education, and certification management to new learners, healthcare professionals, and institutions. We strive to provide the most seamless and effective healthcare learning experience possible. For more information, visit https://www.careerstep.com/

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Libman Education
Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce offering self-paced and instructor-led online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Our courses are specifically designed to improve individual skills and increase the efficiencies and competencies of health care providers and institutions. At Libman Education, we understand the needs and challenges of a well-trained workforce and offer the right-mix of online education to ensure that the health care professionals are prepared to meet the challenges of the changing workplace.

6 thoughts on “Libman Education Announces New Program: Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing

  1. Charlotte Bumgarner - August 7, 2019 at 11:34 am

    How long is the inpatient auditor course? Once you purchase the course are you given a timeline to finish the course?

    • Libman Education - August 12, 2019 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Charlotte,
      The time to complete the program can vary, depending on several factors (a student’s schedule, etc.). It might take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. While those who take the program are required to complete it within six months, extensions can be purchased directly from CareerStep.

  2. David Silver - August 7, 2019 at 11:58 am

    I am thinking about advancing my CCS and was looking at going the CDI route. I would like to learn how the coding auditor might be an alternative path for me and which will be more sought after.

    • Libman Education - August 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm

      David – Thank you for your note.

      The CDI Essential Skills program (see: https://libmaneducation.com/product/cdi-essential-skills/) is a great introduction to CDI for current coders. It builds on your current indepth knowledge of coding requirements to position you for a CDI role. While many hospitals require their CDI have a clinical background, an increasing number are seeing an advantage of an integrated nurse/coder team to address documentation issues.

  3. Shalonda - August 7, 2019 at 3:17 pm

    Will there be any other opportunities to join this class?

    • Libman Education - August 12, 2019 at 7:35 pm

      Hi Shalonda,
      Yes, this program can be taken anytime. We just ask that those interested fill out the application form to help ensure this is the right program for them. The form can be accessed here: https://libmaneducation.com/fundamentals-of-inpatient-auditing/

      Thanks for your interest!