Inpatient Auditing Essential Skills


Designed to help you quickly gain the knowledge and skills you need to assume responsibilities as an inpatient auditor. Written in collaboration with major medical employers, the program builds on your experience as an inpatient coder to help you advance your HIM career in this growing area.

CEUs:     11 AHIMA      11 AAPC
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Inpatient Auditing Essential Skills is designed to help you quickly gain the knowledge and skills you need to assume responsibilities as an inpatient auditor. Inpatient Auditing Essential Skills consists of three modules:

Audit Principles

  • Describe the fundamentals of hospital inpatient auditing.
  • Identify various audit types including internal and external, and random versus focused.
  • Explain how to scope an audit based on audit type.
  • Articulate how to analyze data and look for problem areas for targeted audits.
  • Recall concepts of statistical sampling methods.

Audit and Record Review

  • Understand what it takes to complete a successful audit.
  • Understand the common, high-risk errors identified during an audit.
  • Learn the best practices for capturing audit results and reporting them.
  • Audit case scenarios that will be reviewed for applied learning.

Audit Reporting

  • Refresh fundamentals of good writing.
  • Identify the key stakeholders for the audit results.
  • Understand the scope of a written audit summary report.
  • Learn how to develop an audit summary report.
  • Describe various ways to deliver the audit results.
  • Identify the appropriate use of a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Review tips for managing an effective meeting.
  • Complete a written audit summary report.

Who should consider Inpatient Auditing Essential Skills?

  • Coding professionals with experience in coding of inpatient records
  • Coders with a working knowledge of quality initiatives, DRG assignment and case mix index, MACs, RACs, and the importance of accurate clinical documentation
  • Coders defending coding accuracy in addressing denials from external auditors
  • Coders who aspire to become a certified inpatient coding auditors (Click here for more information on the Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor certification from HFMA)

Interested in more?  Apply what you learn with Inpatient Auditing Practicum. Purchase both and save! Fundamentals of Inpatient Auditing

Libman Education is an authorized reseller of CareerStep’s Inpatient Auditing Essential Skills.

Experience and knowledge of Inpatient Coding
Three years of inpatient acute care coding experience within the last five years.

Students may wish to refresh their knowledge of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10PCS coding prior to attempting the course.
ICD-10-CM: Introduction to Diagnosis Coding
ICD-10-PCS, Part 1: The Med/Surg Section (additional fee applies)

Current RHIA, RHIT, CCS, or CPC credential

  • Students are required to complete the entire course, including all workbooks, unit tests, module exams, specialty books, and practicum reports within the six-month enrollment period or within the period for which extensions have been paid.
  • Students are required to achieve 85% or better on all module and course exams in order to be eligible to participate in the practicum module. Completion of all components of the practicum at a score of 85% or higher is required for successful completion of the program.
  • Students are allowed two submissions of each module and course exam and one submission of the audit summary report and recorded presentations. Retakes may be taken after a required five business day preparation period following notification of prior exam results.
  • Online Flexibility! Materials available 24/7. Work at your own pace — save time and travel costs.
  • Estimated number of hours to complete the program is 223.
  • Enrollment Period is six months. Extensions may be purchased directly from CareerStep.
  • Earn CareerStep Certificate of Graduation and AHIMA CEUs
  • One-on-one support from CareerStep trainers and technical support team
  • Price listed is per person/per program. Financing available through PayPal Credit.
  • Hardware:

    • Active internet connection (High speed/Broadband connection is required)


    • Adobe Flash Player (ver. 10 or higher)
    • Adobe Mobile App (optional)
    • Windows Media Player (ver. 10 or higher) or Quicktime Player (ver. 7 or higher)
    • Adobe PDF reader (ver. 9 or higher)

    Browsers on Laptops or Desktops:

    • Internet Explorer (IE) 9.x, 10.x, 11.x
    • Microsoft Edge
    • FireFox 3.4 or higher
    • Safari 3.0 or 5.0
    • Chrome 25+
    • Javascript and cookies must be enabled

    The course materials are comprehensive and no textbook is required for completion of the program.

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