Career Step is pleased to announce the release of its new ICD-10 FastTrack course, which is designed to prepare ICD-9 trained and experienced medical coders for the October 1, 2014 transition to the ICD-10 code set. This streamlined program was developed in collaboration with renowned industry experts Ann Zeisset, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, and Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, as well as Career Step’s own AHIMA-Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainers.
“The transition to ICD-10 is a monumental shift for the healthcare industry, one that will require a great deal of professional education in order to be successful,” said Career Step CEO Steve Tober. “Our ICD-10 FastTrack course is designed for those who already have the training or experience to work as medical coders and provides the ICD-10 specific knowledge they will need to be successful in their careers as they work with the new code set.”
The ICD-10 FastTrack program was developed in collaboration with Ann Zeisset, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, a coding and HIM educator who specializes in ICD-10-CM/PCS content development and serves as faculty for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) ICD-10-CM/PCS Academies, and Gail Smith, MA, RHIA, CCS-P, an HIM professional and educator who has written numerous coding publications and served as a coding consultant and educator for the American Medical Association (AMA) for a number of years. The ICD-10 FastTrack curriculum is already being deployed by a number of the largest and most respected healthcare companies in the nation, including the leading provider of healthcare services in the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest managed healthcare companies, to prepare their employees for the ICD-10 transition.
Career Step’s ICD-10 FastTrack course is offered entirely online, providing busy professionals the flexibility they need to complete the 137 hours of curriculum on the schedule that works for them. The course covers advanced anatomy and physiology, advanced pathophysiology, and ICD-10 coding, which includes guided, hands-on exercises that allow students to gain real-world experience with the new code set.
For more information on Career Step’s ICD-10 FastTrack course, visit CareerStep.com or call 1-800-411-7073.