New Medical Coder Career Program Provides Foundational Building Blocks for the Demanding Facility-based Inpatient Coding Career.
Systematic program combines rigorous study and hands-on coding practice.
BEDFORD, MASSACHUSETTS – November 12, 2014 – Libman Education announced the release of its new Medical Coder Career Program (MCCP) – Facility-based Inpatient Coding. The six course curriculum is designed to meet the growing challenges of hospitals dependent on their medical coders to ensure that valid codes are applied to medical diagnoses and procedures to facilitate reimbursement, analyze patient outcomes, and support research.
Because of the complexity of these jobs, skilled and experienced coders able to perform facility- based coding are in high demand. Libman Education’s MCCP will help aspiring and experienced medical coders efficiently attain foundational tools for a successful coding career.
“The Medical Coder Career Program provides foundational building blocks for a successful coding career,” said the program’s instructor, Pamela J. Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H, a recognized HIM expert and AHIMA-approved ICD-10 trainer with over thirty years of experience as a Director of HIM and Coding Services. “The program is structured to progressively develop your skills and knowledge over the course of six courses – while providing the educational and technical support to help you finish in a reasonable time.”
Susan Pepple, Libman Education COO, added, “Courses are available as stand-alone or as a complete six course program. MCCP is perfect for someone with a related healthcare background, such as a transcriptionist or other HIM professional, to learn the skills necessary to become an entry-level coder. It is very focused on the specific skills and knowledge that coders need to be successful.”
Following assessments to insure that foundational skills in anatomy, physiology and medical terminology are in place, students receive real-world training in ICD-9 and CPT hospital facility coding as well as training in Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs); Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS); and Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs). The program helps students to understand the crucial role of coding in reimbursement; identify and correct common coding errors; recognize data quality impact and characteristics; appreciate the benefits and limitations of using encoders and groupers; become aware of the legal aspects of healthcare and HIPAA; and prepare for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Assistant (CCA) credential exam.
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Libman Education Inc. is a leading provider of training for the health care workforce. Libman Education offers self-paced online courses designed and developed by leading industry experts in Health Information Management (HIM) and Medical Record Coding. Courseware is designed for individuals as well as health care providers and institutions, public and private workforce development training programs, and professional and volunteer associations interested in preparing their employees and members for the challenges facing the HIM workforce.