Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, is pleased to announce that it has launched a new Inpatient Auditing program for medical coders. This program is designed to help inpatient medical coders develop the additional skills needed to transition to a career in inpatient auditing, a field expected by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to increase significantly over the next several years. Historically, the only career advancement option for inpatient coders was a management level position, but auditing will now provide an alternative career path.
“Our collaboration with large industry employers during the development of the Inpatient Auditing program helps ensure our learners will graduate with the right skill set for employment,” said Laurie McBrierty, Career Step Vice President of Product Management.
Career Step’s Inpatient Auditing program includes twelve courses, many of which learners can explore if they are already familiar with the content, and a significant amount of practical hands-on application of their new skills, also known as the practicum. The practicum is a unique component of the Career Step program as it ensures that the new inpatient auditor is ready to apply their new skills in the workplace, helping healthcare employers capture correct and accurate reimbursement.
“We are very excited to be offering our new Inpatient Auditing program,” said Ben Hartman, Career Step Vice President of Enrollments. “We have been hearing from our employer partners for some time that they are in need of inpatient auditing professionals. Offering this program continues to fulfill our mission at Career Step as we help individuals who may have trained with us to begin their medical coding careers to now gain the additional education to advance into inpatient auditing and further advance their careers.”
The Inpatient Auditing program is available for both individuals looking to advance their careers as well as healthcare organizations interested in transforming their inpatient coders into inpatient auditors. More information about the new program is available at CareerStep.com/inpatient-auditing-careers.
About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.