Medical Coding for Inpatient Services
Built by experts, our Medical Coding for Inpatient Services program is designed specifically for professionals looking to take their coding career to the next level. This in-depth training covers all the necessary, defining and distinguished skills inpatient facilities can expect of their coding staff who specialize in acute care.
The medical coding profession is more than just a one-stop job with a low ceiling. It’s a legitimate career path with a significant amount of advancement opportunities. With time, experience and knowledge comes the potential for more responsibility, and—this is the cool part—a higher salary. This program, designed for existing outpatient coders, is chock-full of info you can use to take the next step in your career and become an inpatient medical coder.
Our 111-hour Medical Coding for Inpatient Services program is centered on four individual courses that you can tackle on your own schedule. No strict deadlines. No rigid schedule. Move through your training at a pace that fits both your life and learning style.
We know individual learners absorb and interpret information in various ways. Sometimes a simple lecture or reading assignment just doesn’t cut it. That’s why our training is 100% online and self-paced, built around real-world simulations that stimulate the mind and provide hands-on experience.
Quality training and learner support are valuable pieces of the puzzle – but to truly thrive, you’ll need additional tools. To ensure you have the most current information (codes change every year), we’ll provide a series of books that are regularly updated for consistency and accuracy.
This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours.
Benefits and Learning Outcomes
Initiate the Medical Coding for Inpatient Services program.
- Accurately assign and sequence ICD-10-CM
diagnosis codes and ICD-10-PCS procedure
codes according to official guidelines
for inpatient services.
- Identify and describe different types of
hospital facilities and their documentation
and coding standards.
- Differentiate MS-DRG and APR-DRG
- Describe the query process and its impact on data
integrity and reimbursement.
Advanced Inpatient Coding
- Demonstrate superior knowledge of current
guidelines and regulations regarding coding,
compliance and reimbursement under the
MS-DRG and APR-DRG systems.
- Develop expert skills by reviewing and
assigning ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS codes to
intermediate to advanced inpatient coding cases.
- Obtain a next-level understanding
of inpatient guidelines, coding
and the reimbursement process.
- Prepare to take the next steps
after program completion.
Inspire confidence in employers and set yourself apart from other job seekers by earning industry certifications. Generally, the more certifications you earn, the more income you can earn. Our online medical coding program includes a free voucher to take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC) certification exams upon completion. We can help you decide which certification is best for you.
Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
Demonstrate your coding competency across all settings, including hospitals and physician practices – certified by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Certified Inpatient Coder (CIC)
The only credential dedicated exclusively to inpatient hospital/facility coding – provided by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).