Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient Coding will prepare you for a career as an internal or external auditor of inpatient coding. The course introduces you to the purpose for inpatient auditing, examines how to prepare for an audit, and describes how to report useful and meaningful results.
Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient Coding
Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient will prepare you for a career in auditing of inpatient coding.
- Introduction to Coding Audits
- Reasons Inpatient Audits are Performed
- Types of Inpatient Audits
- Preparing for the Audit
- Key Healthcare Regulatory Laws
- Performing the Audit
- Case Studies
- Audit Results and Education
- Careers in Auditing
The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 5 CEUs and should take you approximately 5-15 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 26-week enrollment period.
AHIMA: 5 CEU
This program has been approved for continuing education unit(s) (CEUs) for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting of Approved CEUs from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program provider.
Auditors of inpatient coding require foundational knowledge in ICD-10-CM coding of diagnoses and ICD-10-PCS coding of hospital inpatient procedures. Course work in these topics is essential prior to commencing Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient.
ICD-10-CM: Diagnosis Coding
Thorough and in-depth command of ICD-10-CM coding is essential for anyone seeking a position as a medical record coder. ICD-10-CM: Diagnosis Coding is a comprehensive program on the structure, function, and application of ICD-10-CM organized by body system.
ICD-10-PCS: Medical and Surgical Coding
Introduction to the structure and design of the ICD-10-PCS system and coding guidelines. Course provides education on assigning codes within the medical and surgical section of ICD-10-PCS, with complete education on the 31 root operations used in the coding process.
ICD-10-PCS: Med/Surg-related and Ancillary
How to code procedures in the Medical and Surgical-related and Ancillary sections of ICD-10-PCS, including obstetrics, imaging, mental health, and more.
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