Are you an RHIT or RHIA interested in a coding career? Or do you simply need more in-depth understanding of the coding systems in order to advance in your career? The Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP) – Inpatient for RHIT/RHIA may be right for you.
MCCP – Inpatient for RHIT/RHIA provides the same rigorous and comprehensive training for a facility-based inpatient coder but gives you credit for courses you have already taken in Principles of Health Information Management.
MCCP – Inpatient provides rigorous and comprehensive training for a facility-based inpatient coder. Students will learn to code all hospital service types including inpatient and observation.
MCCP – Inpatient focuses on essential facility-based inpatient coding skills:
- Coding all hospital patient service types including inpatient and observation
- ICD-10-CM diagnostic coding
- ICD-10-PCS procedure coding
- Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) coding
- Understanding the role of coding in reimbursement
- Identifying and correcting common coding errors
- Recognizing data quality impact and characteristics
- Appreciating the benefits and limitations of encoders and groupers
- Being aware of the legal aspects of healthcare and HIPAA
- Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs)
- Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)
- Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs)
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The curriculum for MCCP – Inpatient for RHIT/RHIA includes:
• Anatomy and Physiology Assessment
• Medical Terminology Assessment
• ICD-10-CM: Diagnosis Coding
• ICD-10-PCS: Introduction to Procedure Coding
• CPT Coding: Introduction to CPT Coding
• Practical Coding Experience
• CCA Exam Review or CIC Exam Review
MCCP – Inpatient offers a combination of online self-paced study with one-on-one mentoring available with a certified instructor. The coursework is based on real-world workforce requirements. Students may contact their instructor at any time with course content questions or to request a consultation to facilitate program completion. With a sustained commitment and studying 8 to 10 hours per week, most students can expect to complete the core curriculum in 9 months. Students will have up to 12 months to complete the program. To receive a free extension of 3 months, or to purchase an optional extension beyond this, contact Libman Education at [email protected]
The MCCP – Inpatient will prepare students to sit for one of two inpatient coding credentials: AHIMA’s Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or AAPC’s Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC).
The following are required prior to starting the Medical Coder Career Program:
Knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology:
Libman Education’s Anatomy and Physiology Assessment is completed at the beginning of the MCCP. Students must achieve a score of 70% or higher to pass. The Anatomy and Physiology Assessment is included in the tuition for the MCCP. Students who do not achieve a passing score on the Anatomy and Physiology Assessment will need to successfully complete Libman Education’s Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. (additional fee applies).
Knowledge of Medical Terminology:
Libman Education’s Medical Terminology Assessment is completed at the beginning of the MCCP. Students must achieve a score of 70% or higher to pass. The Medical Terminology Assessment is included in the tuition for the MCCP. Students who do not achieve a passing score on the Medical Terminology Assessment will need to successfully complete Libman Education’s Introduction to Medical Terminology (additional fee applies).
Angela Lehoux, BS, CCS, CDIP, CIC, COC, CPC-I
Director, Training and Operations
Angela Lehoux is a coder with 25 years of experience in inpatient, outpatient and emergency room coding; an instructor and education specialist for Libman Education courses; and Director of Education for Libman Education where she is responsible for ensuring that our training is accurate, easily accessible, and challenging. Angela believes in the transformational power of education to help individuals achieve their personal and career goals and for institutions to achieve operating success. She develops and reviews course content and is the teacher for Libman Education’s Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP), courses on ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, and review courses for the CCA, CCS, CIC, and COC credentials. Angela holds a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management.
“I am really enjoying these classes and I just love the whole set up!” — MCCP Inpatient Student
“Thank you so much for all your support and guidance throughout the program and I look forward to working with Libman in the future for my education needs. I would recommend Libman to any of my fellow Coders as well.” — MCCP Inpatient Student
“I truly thank you Libman Group for your wonderful courses that have contributed to my success.” — Leslie Jay Corn, CCS, CPC, CCA/ER Coding Analyst/Boston Medical Center OR LogixHealth
“The quality of the courses that Libman presents is excellent” — Pamela S., RN, BSN, MSN, CCDS, Director, Clinical Documentation Improvement, Sharp Healthcare
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“Libman has exceeded my expectations so far in every way, with the content of courses, but the hands on with the instructors is one of the best and most genius things to offer! All other companies I’ve seen in my 12 years in this field do not offer this invaluable service with their education. Answers to questions on education content is something that was desperately needed, but to my knowledge, it was/is not offered anywhere else and this is what sets Libman apart from the rest. Also, your high quality education and very knowledgeable instructors.” — coding student
Textbooks and Required Resources
The required textbooks for the MCCP are included in the tuition and provided to students at no additional cost.
In addition, students will need to provide coding manuals (any publisher) not included in the program fee:
Other generally recommended resources for coding education: