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ICD 10 ICD -10 is the 10th revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD). This is the reporting system for morbidity statistics and mortality stats. It has been the requirement since 1999 and will be updated Oct. 1, 2013.

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What is a

Medical Coding Specialist? Medical Coding Specialists work on-site for physicians, clinics, hospitals and other healthcare facilities and from home for a variety of HIM companies. They work to correctly code healthcare records for reimbursement, classification, planning and research. This involves learning many codes, each one representing a symptom, medication, diagnosis and procedure. The health care industry depends on skilled, highly qualified Medical Coding Specialists to accurately record, register, and track each patient’s account, so it is critical that medical coding professionals receive training and preparation to be successful in their career.

What do medical billers and coders do? Medical coding specialists are largely responsible for making sure medical office revenue cycles run smoothly. When a service is performed, a code is assigned to a bill. Coders must be productive and accurate.

What abilities does a person need to work in the profession? Accuracy is extremely important. You should have an eye for detail, be a team player and possess a professional attitude. It is also helpful if you feel comfortable working with a computer. Always be willing to learn.

Why Choose Medical Coding? There are a number of reasons to choose any career field (most of them personal) but here are a few top reasons why many people choose this rewarding profession: • • • •

It involves organization and detail-oriented work. It does not require direct contact with patients or bodily fluids. It’s an easy transition from other fields, like the insurance or mortgage industry. You can complete your training quickly and be working in the field in as little as one year.

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What is ICD? INTERNATIONAL CL ASSIFICATION OF DISEASES (ICD) IS A COMMON L ANGUAGE THAT COMPILES, REPORTS AND USES HEALTH CARE INFORMATION. THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZ ATION ( WHO) PERIODICALLY UPGR ADES THE ICD.

What is ICD-10?

The Job

ICD -10 IS THE 10TH REVISION OF THE INTERNATIONAL STATISTICAL CL ASSIFICATION OF DISEASES AND REL ATED HEALTH PROBLEMS (ICD). THIS IS THE REPORTING SYSTEM FOR MORBIDIT Y STATISTICS AND MORTALIT Y STATS. IT HAS BEEN THE REQUIREMENT SINCE 1999 AND WILL BE UPDATED OCT. 1, 2013.

How do ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes differ?

What you will need You will need a computer, coding reference books or lookup tools and coding software. Employers may supply necessary or additional materials.

Where you could work Medical coders are not limited to the following venues but may work in physicians’ offices, ambulatory centers, emergency rooms, insurance companies and even from home.

What you can earn UNLIKE THE CODES IN ICD -9, ICD 10 CODES ARE ALPHANUMERIC. THESE NEW CODES WILL REQUIRE COMPATIBLE BILLING SOFT WARE AND WILL EMPLOY DATA THAT PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT A PATIENT’S CONDITION.

Education, experience and industry certification play a big role in how much a medical insurance biller or coder earns. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2010 the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians was $32,350. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,240, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $53,430.*

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Curriculum This ICD 10 curriculum is ‘state-of-the-art’ and the only of its kind to be offered in the industry. The curriculum exposes the student to leading edge technologies to help prepare them to be fully qualified to enter the work force upon successful completion of the course. Computer Fundamentals

13 HOURS

Electronic Health Records

10 HOURS

Microsoft Outlook

13 HOURS

3M - LAUNCH

4 HOURS

Microsoft Word

13 HOURS

Introduction to ICD-10-CM

11 HOURS

Microsoft Excel

13 HOURS

Coding Conventions & General 14 HOURS Guidelines

Terminology Basics

11 HOURS

ICD Chapter 1 - 5

32 HOURS

Structures of the Body, Movement 24 HOURS and Color

ICD Chapter 6-10

32 HOURS

Integumentary System

22 HOURS

ICD Chapter 11-13

32 HOURS

Musculoskeletal System

24 HOURS

ICD Chapter 14-17

32 HOURS

Cardiovascular System

29 HOURS

ICD Chapter 18-21

32 HOURS

Hematology, Lymphatic and 26 HOURS Immune System, and Oncology

Inpatient Coding ICD-10-PCS

101 HOURS

Respiratory System

16 HOURS

Outpatient Coding

26 HOURS

19 HOURS

Reimbursement Outpatient

Endocrine System

16 HOURS

5010

20 HOURS

Special Senses

16 HOURS

Compliance

20 HOURS

Digestive System

19 HOURS

GEM

41 HOURS

Genitourinary System

20 HOURS

Practicum Case Studies

135 HOURS

Reproductive System

16 HOURS

AAPC Mock Exam Introduction

6 HOURS

Obstetrics & Neonatology

16 HOURS

CCS Mock Examination Introduction 6 HOURS

Pediatrics

15 HOURS

CCS-P Examination

6 HOURS

Pharmacology

25 HOURS

CPC Examination

3 HOURS

Diagnostic Data

17 HOURS

Total

1004 HOURS

Medical Terminology - Final Exam

2 HOURS

Nervous Health

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Behavioral

Inpatient,

56 HOURS


Course Fees & Payment Plans Once the application is complete you may choose from the various payment options below and begin working towards your ICD 10 Certificate. All payments are in US dollars.

Tuition & Fees Tuition · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $2750 Registration Fees · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $250 Supplies/Materials · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · ·· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $250 Total · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $3295

Extensions 1 Month Extension · · ·· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $150 3 Month Extension · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · $350

Payment Plans 3 Month Payment Plan (no upgrades) · · · · · · · $3395 $1500 down and 2 equal payments of $947.50 (includes a $100 Processing fee)

6 Month Payment Plan (no upgrades) · · · · · · · $3495 $1500 down and 5 equal payments of $399 (includes a $100 Processing fee)

Note: There are required texts that you will need to purchase separately from this course.

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Why Study ICD 10

With CanScribe? Quality training will be the key to your success as a Medical Coding Specialist. You will be pleased to know that as a result of our superior education, CanScribe graduates are preferred throughout the industry. CanScribe’s ICD 10 course is also one of the few that is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity. So what will you receive when you enroll in CanScribe’s ICD 10 course? • • • • • • • • • • •

Access to all CanScribe staff via email, Chat Live and toll free phone numbers Training on current and relevant industry approved curriculum Courses hosted on state-of-the-art Learning Management Systems. Reference materials supplied at no extra cost Access to staff, students and graduates via online event rooms and forums Scheduled online events with CanScribe staff and guest speakers Regular follow-ups from Student Services Instructor graded exams Unlimited job placement assistance Contacts with employers based throughout North America and Australia Flexible payment plan

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