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Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient and Outpatient Coding

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Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient and Outpatient Coding

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Internal and external auditors are in high demand by organizations concerned about the quality of their coding and compliance with applicable rules and guidelines.  Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient and Outpatient Coding provides the experienced coder the skills necessary for an auditing career.

CEUs:  10    5 AHIMA    5 AAPC
Price per person. Group rates available.
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Internal and external auditors are in high demand by organizations concerned about the quality of their coding and compliance with applicable rules and guidelines.  Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient and Outpatient Coding provides the experienced coder the essential skills necessary for an auditing career.

Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient Coding

  • Gain an understanding of what inpatient auditing is
  • Define the purposes and reasons inpatient audits are performed
  • Understand the different types inpatient audits and the roles of inpatient auditors
  • Prepare for an audit  using hands-on applications
  • Learn to write high-quality audit rationales using a professional format and voice
  • Identify and cite reliable sources to support findings

Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient Coding

  • Describe the purpose, benefits, and drawbacks of an conducting an audit
  • Illustrate compliance by ensuring all guidelines and regulatory statutes are upheld
  • Increase knowledge in abstracting medical records for quality assurance
  • Explore Medicare (RACs) review and specific target CPT codes and modifiers
  • Compose effective communication processes to provide education for both providers and coding staff on documentation guidelines
  • Recognize the appropriate steps needed to defend audits and review payer denials

Interested in earning your Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA®) credential? Quickly gain the knowledge and skills needed to advance your HIM career with Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient Coding. Voucher is valid for a CPMA exam taken within one year from date of purchase. Voucher purchase is non-refundable. AAPC membership is required.   (Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient Coding is available with or without the CPMA Certification Exam voucher.)

Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient Coding and Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient Coding may be purchased separately.

Libman Education is an authorized reseller of CareerStep’s Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient Coding and Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient 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

Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient will prepare you for a career in auditing of outpatient coding.

  • Introduction to Coding Audits
  • The Medical Record and Documentation
  • Coding Concepts
  • Scope and Statistical Sampling Methodologies
  • Post Audit
  • Module 05: Administration Section
  • The 5 ‘W’s (and 1 ‘H’) of the Outpatient Auditing Process

The level of effort to complete this course, start to finish, is equivalent to 10 CEUs and should take you approximately 10-30 hours to complete. Remember: You have access to the course materials for the full 26-week enrollment period.

AHIMA: 5 CEU
This program, Introduction to Auditing – Inpatient Coding, 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.

AAPC: 5 CEUs
This program, Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient Coding, has the prior approval of AAPC for continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.

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.

Auditors of outpatient coding require foundational knowledge in ICD-10-CM coding of diagnoses and CPT coding of provider services and outpatient procedures. Course work in these topics is essential prior to commencing Introduction to Auditing – Outpatient.

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.

CPT®: Procedural Coding
Foundational understanding of the CPT coding system and its unique attributes, learn how CPT coding accurately captures procedures in the different body systems, and practice your new CPT skills on real-world procedural cases.

Learners must use the following technology system requirements to access the programs:

  • CareerStep uses Canvas as its learning management system (LMS) for the Coursework of the Program. Canvas is a 3rd party LMS that allows the Learner to work in the cloud.
  • For best performance, Canvas should be used on the current or first previous major release of the Learner’s web browser.
  • CareerStep recommends a laptop or PC as mobile devices such as iPads, Chromebooks, tablets or smartphones only work for basic study. CareerStep does not recommend mobile devices as the Learner’s main or only source of study as additional 3rd party tools that CareerStep uses inside Canvas may not work on all mobile devices.

For further information on Canvas, please reference: https://community.canvaslms.com/t5/Canvas-BasiCareerStep-Guide/What-are-the-browser-and-computer-requirements-for-Canvas/ta-p/66 or reference our online community.

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