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ICD-10, or the tenth revision of the International Classification of Diseases is a World Health Organization-approved designation of the aspects of disease treatment that include categories of diseases and treatment modalities for them, broken down in to more than 141,000 designations. The previous ICD had only 17,000 codes, diagnoses and procedures. The United States is among the last countries in the world to adopt these standards, but the Department of Health and Human Services has mandated that all medical practices, hospitals and other medical record keeping organization be trained and ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014. This is essential as the Center for Medicare and Medicaid services will also be adopting the ICD-10 standard and will require proper medical coding in order to provide reimbursement. U.S. adoption of ICD-10 will undoubtedly require a massive overhaul of the nationâ€™s medical cod-
ing system. The current ICD-9 codes are deeply imbedded as part of the coding, reporting and reimbursement analysis performed today. This will cause ICD10 to affect every aspect of a healthcare providerâ€™s organization. In fact, ICD10 implementation has the potential to overtake Y2K in terms of impact and cost. It will require a massive wave of system reviews, new medical coding or extensive updates to existing software, and changes to many system interfaces. ICD-10 implementation has the potential to be so profound that it will touch all operational systems and procedures of the core payer administration process and the provider revenue cycle. This all translates into loss of revenue or a compliance problem. The shortage of coders will be monumental as many will retire and the remaining coders will have to specialize.
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CODESMARTTM UNIVERSITY CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY is the leading and top ranked on-line education program for ICD-10 in the country. With more endorsements than anyone in the industry, this interactive education program is poised to provide training to the millions of healthcare professionals who need to be trained for ICD-10.
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CODESMART TM UNIVERSITY is the only online education provider addressing the upcoming shortage of ICD-10 certified coders with their first to market ICD-10 curriculum for New Coding Professionals. An integrated, single-source solution for ICD-10 eduction and training. Delivers training online 24/7
Our faculty leverage their deep industry and product expertise with online mentoring of their students. Top featured education solution for the HIMSS ICD-10 playbook. Provides a context-based approach focused on clinical issues most relevant to ICD10.
The program is delivered on-line to coders, billers, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, IT professionals, and role-based training for anyone who is impacted by ICD- 10. CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY’s learning platform addresses all three learning modalities; audio, visual, and tactile in an interactive approach and delivery is customizable based on different organizational roles and learning preferences. Created by a combination of a leading panel of ICD-10 subject matter experts and a major four-year accredited university, which contributed the nation’s top course designers and a platform that already provides interactive education to more than 60,000 students per year in degree programs. Graduates will qualify to sit for two certifications, ICD-10 and EHR (Electronic Health Records). The ICD-10 training also includes live professors who work with and guide students through the programs of study in ICD-10. More than 80 colleges and universities nation wide have endorsed CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY for its quality education.
ICD-10 FOR EXISITING CODING PROFESSIONALS CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY provides a dynamic on-line training program that teaches current medical coding professionals to be proficient with using the new ICD-10-CM/PCS coding systems. With the successful completion of this program, the individual will gain new knowledge and enhance their skill sets.
CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY offers a comprehensive curriculum which allows your staff to focus on the modules most relevant to their roles within your organization. It supports all aspects of ICD-10 training with online monitoring of your staff.
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Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology Pharmacology Pathophysiology ICD-10 CM ICD-10 PCS
The CODESMART™ UNIVERSITY ICD-10-CM/PCS curriculum meets the healthcare industry’s challenge to provide skilled and proficient professionals in ICD-10 coding!
Our comprehensive curriculum will prepare you to be a top performer in the industry!
Curriculum Details: Anatomy, Physiology and Medical Terminology This course provides students an in-depth understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Biological principles and the structural and functional relationships among organ system are discussed. Students will review medical terminology as it relates to each body system.
Pharmacology This course will familiarize students with drug classifications, schedules, prescription abbreviations, the metric system, and dosage conversions. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the body systems and the nature of the drugs that treat the diseases and conditions of the system.
Pathophysiology In this course the student will study the etiology of disease. The student will develop an understanding related to conditions and disorders, signs and symptoms, patient screening, etiology, diagnostic assessment and clinical tests, treatment options, prognosis, prevention, and patient teaching.
ICD-10-CM This course provides an in-depth study of the medical coding and billing practices used in general medical practice. Students will develop an understanding of the new ICD-10-CM code structure and demonstrate accuracy in using the diagnostic coding system.
ICD-10-C9 This course provides an in-depth study of the medical coding and billing practices used in general medical practice. Students will develop an understanding of the new ICD-10-CM code structure and demonstrate accuracy in using the diagnostic coding system.
ICD-10-PCS The course will focus on medical coding and billing for a hospital setting.
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