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The career step inpatient and outpatient medical coding and billing course is built with two goals in mind, one helps you quickly gain the skills, you need to start a successful new career in the growing medical coding and billing industry, and the other one comprehensively prepares you for careers in both inpatient and outpatient medical coding and billing.
Both of these goals help you ensure that your education is worthwhile and that you graduate career is ready, the structure of the career step program is the key to making sure that you have prepared for the workforce, the first half of the course includes 11 modules from program orientation through Anatomy and it concentrates on helping you develop the foundational knowledge, you’ll need to be a medical coder.
In the second half of the course, the next eight modules focus on coding and billing procedures, learning various code sets and coding real medical records and the reports to make sure that you have all of the skills to succeed in the workforce, we’ll start our tour by exploring a few of the interactive learning tools and real-world examples included in those first eleven modules.
So you can see how these will prepare you for your new career technology, and the medical professional is one of the first modules that you’ll study, this section will teach you the basic computer skills, you’ll need a medical coder, we’ve even included videos to help you understand how to perform different functions on your machine with three medical terminology modules.
You will learn the language of medicine by the time you graduate, this knowledge is crucial to your role as a medical coder, because correct code assignment depends heavily on properly understanding, the medical terminology used to describe diagnosis treatments and procedures to make all of these new words as easy to learn and remember as possible.
We’ve included word searches, crossword puzzles and flashcards to break up the material and make learning fun, another area of focus in these foundational modules is anatomy, there are two anatomy pathophysiology and disease processes modules which are full of pictures and illustrations to make sure that you learn the anatomy.
You’ll need to be successful, you don’t need to know anatomy at the same level as a doctor or nurse, a basic understanding of the human body will be incredibly important to assign in the appropriate codes once you’re on the job, all of these interactive tools are specifically designed to make your learning experience as hands-on as possible.
This job focused training will increase your preparation for the workplace and smooth your transition to the practical section as well as your new career, the next eight modules will make up the majority of your time spent in the course, this is where you’ll develop and practice your coding and billing skills.
The career step has collected hundreds of real medical records to make sure that your education experience matches the experience that you’ll have in the workplace, many of these records are provided by career step’s employer partners, we’ve scrubbed out the sensitive patient information allowing you to practice on records and reports of various levels of difficulty, there are different report types including emergency room reports, laboratory reports, physician orders and more.
There are many different specialties such as internal medicine, trauma surgery, physical therapy and many others, you’ll have real coding experience on hundreds of authentic medical records and reports under your belt by graduation.
As you code the inpatient records in the skill building for inpatient coding module, you’ll have access to 3m encoder software, this software is one of the most common coding programs in the industry, and the curriculum gives you an additional advantage, as you start your career, as it may reduce any on-the-job training required for your new position.
Throughout the course you’ll also have access to a variety of books and reference resources, you’ll receive printed copies of the icd-9-cm coding expert for hospitals volumes 1 through 3, CPT coding professional and hickspicks level 2 coding expert code books.
As you progress through the practice modules, you’ll be prompted to order your references, as you reach designated points, you will also have access to 3m s online coding reference database which allows you to use the most up-to-date versions of an entire library of coding references purchasing, all of these references will cost over $1,500.
The career steps online format allows you to study at your own pace throughout the entire course, however we’ve also built in tools to help you stay on track, the study planner allows you to quickly figure out how much time you should spend on coursework each day, simply by entering the date that you would like to finish the course.
The tool will tell you how many hours that you need to devote to studying each week, this tool also works the other way around allowing you to enter the number of hours, you can study each week and then it gives you the date that you’ll finish the gradebook and completion, report features track your progress.
Through the program, you’ll be able to quickly see how far you’ve progressed and which areas need a little more attention, the course also provides an easy way to contact your career step student support advisors, if you have a question while you’re studying, you can easily send a quick email to student or technical support.
The exact page that you’re working on ensures that you get the best answer possible by giving your instructors context, for your question you’ll receive a reply to your email within the next 24 hours, if you need more immediate help, you can also contact a student or technical support advisor over the phone or in a live chat.
All of these program tools and features are designed with you in mind, the career step program offers you the opportunity to quickly train for a new career as a medical coding and billing professional visit career sub comm, or call 1-800 for 1 1 7 0 7 3 to take the first step towards your new career and enroll today.