ICD-10 Training – Online Certificate | Penn Foster Career School

ICD-10 Training for ICD-9 Coders

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Online Certificate Program

Prepare for the AAPC Certified Professional Coder examination

Transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 with Penn Foster Career School’s regionally and nationally accredited ICD-10 Training certificate program. Train at home or on the go and at a pace that’s right for you with helpful online simulations, virtual labs, videos, and 3D representations designed to help you succeed in this program.

This program focuses solely on teaching skills needed to process ICD-10 codes. Students should already have the skills of a coder, including familiarity with how the medical billing and coding industry works, medical terminology, body systems, pharmacology, and pathology. This program is not designed for those who have never completed ICD-9 medical coding training. Penn Foster Career School’s Medical Billing and Coding program is meant for these individuals.

Curriculum Details

Program Goal and Outcomes

Program Goal

To prepare medical coders to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 and to sit for the ICD-10 certification exam.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to

  • Apply CPT, ICD-10, and HCPCS coding guidelines to identify diagnoses, procedures, and patient medical records
  • Identify the procedures for patient record retrieval and reimbursement
  • Explain the role of a medical coder as a liaison between the health clinician and billing offices
  • Identify terms, facts, methods, procedures, concepts, theories, principles, and processes within medical billing and coding scenarios
  • Recognize relationships among data and classification of items within medical billing and coding scenarios
  • Interpret information to make proper coding decisions

Course 1

SYP001 Starting Your Program

Succeed by learning how to use your Penn Foster program.

Objectives:

  • Understand how to use your Student Portal
  • Access the Penn Foster Community and use it to find answers
  • Connect with Penn Foster on various social media sites

Course 2

HIT203 Basic Coding Using ICD-10

The course begins with an overview of coding concepts, terms, and procedures. It explores the system that replaced the ICD-9 in October 2015, the ICD-10. Students will code diagnoses using ICD-10-CM and will code procedures uisng ICD-10-PCS. The course concludes with a brief look at the CPT.

Objectives:

  • Describe the purpose of coding and the documentation used in coding
  • Assign the equivalent ICD-10 codes using the ICD-10 coding manual
  • Assign ICD-10-PCS codes in appropriate coding situations
Additional Course Materials

Textbooks:

  • Step-By-Step Medical Coding 2016
  • ICD-10-CM 2016
  • ICD-10-PCS 2016

Learning Aid: Certification Test Prep

Course 3

HIT204 Intermediate Medical Coding

In this course, students will concentrate on the diagnoses or procedures that don’t seem to fit into any specific coding category. Students will also learn about general coding guidelines for inpatient and outpatient procedures and physician office coding using ICD-10-CM, HCPCS Level I, and HCPCS Level II procedure coding.

Objectives:

  • Assign codes for services and procedures using CPT and HCPCS Level II
  • Describe the relationship between HCPCS Level I and HCPCS Level II
  • Outline the types of services and procedures described in the CPT
  • Describe the types of patients seen in the outpatient setting
Additional Course Materials

Textbook:CPT 2016

Learning Aid: Certification Test Prep

Course 4

HIT205 Advanced Medical Coding Scenarios

In this course, students will assign codes using ICD-10, CPT, and HCPCS in advanced medical coding scenarios. Students will build off of the Basic and Intermediate Medical Coding courses, using the skills developed from those courses to interpret complex medical data. Students will fine-tune their coding skills through several practice coding scenarios to prepare to take the CPC-A coding exam.

Objectives:

  • Accurately assign procedure codes for complex coding scenarios using ICD-10-CM
  • Add characters to expand ICD-10-PCS codes for complex coding scenarios
  • Assign codes using CPT and HCPCS Level II
Additional Course Materials

Textbooks:

  • The Next Step 2016
  • Virtual Medical Office

Learning Aid: Certification Test Prep


Computer Specifications
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ICD-10 Training for ICD-9 Coders Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this ICD-Coding program, students will be able to:

Sample Lesson

To view an ICD-10 Training for ICD-9 Coders sample lesson, click here.

Prepare for AAPC Certification

Penn Foster Career School's online ICD-10 Training for ICD-9 Coders program, in addition to the required ICD-9 medical coding training, is aligned to help you prepare for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) examination offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). Graduates are also eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) credential exam offered by the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association), as well as the Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA)¹.

To help you prepare for the AAPC certification exam, students will answer practice questions throughout this program and finish with a 150-question multiple choice sample certification test.

State Requirements

Please review your state board requirements that are applicable to your field of study. State boards may impose a variety of different requirements. These requirements vary from state to state.

State Licensing Information

Licensing and/or certification requirements for jobs in this field are not the same in every state and may include educational, testing, and/or experiential requirements beyond those offered by your Penn Foster Program. You should contact the state professional licensing board or similar regulatory body in the state(s) where you plan to work to determine their requirements before enrolling in your Program. Please click here for contact information for state licensing/regulatory boards and certain industry licensing information.

Health Information Management Program

The goal of this program is to prepare medical coders to transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 as needed for employment, and to sit for the ICD-10 certification exam. This program is designed for:

  • ICD-9 coders who need ICD-10 training to get or keep employment
  • Coders with ICD-9 training who did not successfully complete their AAPC certification
  • Coders with ICD-9 training who have not yet sat for the AAPC certification exam

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Your program includes:

  • Textbooks, online simulations, virtual labs, videos, and 3D representations
  • ICD and CPT coding manuals that are yours to keep
  • 150-question multiple choice sample certification test at the end of your program
  • Goal-setting and progress-tracking tools
  • Instructional support from our experienced faculty
  • Access 24/7 to Penn Foster’s online community, plus immediate membership in the Medical Billing and Coding academic group
  • Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
  • Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Can I take this program without ICD-9 training?

No. The ICD-10 Training for ICD-9 Coders program is intended for those with preexisting ICD-9 knowledge or training, and assumes that students already have familiarity with the medical coding industry, medical terminology, body systems, pharmacology, and pathology. For those interested in entering the Medical Billing and Coding field, please refer to Penn Foster Career School’s Medical Billing and Coding Career Diploma program.

What software and textbooks are included with this program?

ICD-10 Training for ICD-9 Coders students will receive Virtual Work Experience simulation software, as well as the following textbooks:

  • Step-by-Step Medical Coding 2016
  • ICD-10-CM 2016
  • ICD-10-PCS 2016
  • CPT 2016
  • The Next Step 2016

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The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work-related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

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