Inpatient Coding

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. Ability to read, write and speak English. Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE).

This 420-hour course will prepare you as a coder for hospital inpatient facility services and MS-DRG assignment and goes beyond the basic explanation of DRG classification. You will learn to apply inpatient coding guidelines, accurately assign ICD-9-CM/ICD-10-CM codes and MS-DRGs. You will receive detailed instruction on medical terminology; HIPAA regulations; U.S. health insurance system and managed care; ICD 9 & 10, CPT & HCPCS coding; life cycle of a claim; posting payments; use of electronic medical records; fraud detection and more.

This course will give you the important hands-on experience to be a successful inpatient coder. Students will complete multiple inpatient case studies as part of their training. This course provides 312 classroom hours and an additional 108 hours of coursework outside of the scheduled classroom hours.

HIPC-500 (420 Hours)
Fee: $4,125 (Tuition $3,500, Materials $625)

  • This program will be offered for Fall 2017

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