This course is designed for those seeking to continue the journey of a clinical coding career particularly for a person working in a paediatric environment. This course includes the second component of nationally recognised clinical coding skill set plus medical science integrated with clinical coding in paediatrics. The course includes:
- Coding, Casemix and Morbidity Reporting Requirements
- Data abstraction from clinical records for the purpose of coding moderately complex records
- Use ICD-10-AM (9th edition) to obtain the correct code, including correct application of relevant coding standards.
- Communicate with clinicians regarding clinical coding queries and processes
Why this course
This course has been designed to develop skills in clinical coding beyond the entry level. It encourages students to develop their self learning skills, analyse coding standards, teaching workplace mentoring and develops coders to undertake more advanced coding activities.
Who should do this course?
Any person, working or wishing to:
- Extend and improve their existing clinical coding skills and be ready to work as a Senior Coder in a management or healthcare setting.
- Undertake administrative activities for clinical coding
- Use casemix data and participate in casemix review in a healthcare organisation.
How will I benefit
This course is designed to help you progress with flexibility, tutor support and chat facilities.
At completion of this course you should be able to:
- • Code highly complex medical records
- • Understand the processes and principles of Clinical Coding Audit
- • Supervise trainee or entry level Clinical Coders
- • Develop educational programs for clinical coders
- • Manage clinical coding information
- • Manage the clinical coding department (service) in a hospital
Structure and what to expect
Online with tutor support (you don’t have to work on your own). The skills are taught as modules, including electives. You may progress at your own rate and start whenever you wish. Suggested pace of 1 module every 2 weeks each of which will take students approximately 15 hours to complete.
- Taught over 10 modules
- 3-6 months for course completion
Text and Materials Provided
Required Text: ICD-10-AM (Relevant Edition). You will not be able to complete the course without this resource. You may choose paper books, or electronic books. Students of this course are entitled to student rates when purchasing the code books.
The course provides:
- Learner’s guide acts as a text and reference as well as a guide on how to move through the course
- Presentation – powerpoint (pptx file) and video (presentation of the powerpoint) for some modules
- Exercises – tasks for you to do to make sure you understand and give you experience in the issues covered.
- Answers to the Exercises – answers or sample answers and discussions are provided to assist your progress and understanding.
- Chat room – you may ask questions and chat with the tutor and with other students
- References – to other sites and documents to assist additional learning.
- Assessment – formal assessment of your skills (similar to the exercises but assessed). This is a timed online assessment process and individual feedback is provided
eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course. Feedback is provided to all and for those who complete successfully a certificate of attainment is provided.
Course and Assessment – you will receive the certificate of attainment upon successful completion. If you do not complete or pass you may request an attendance certificate. Formal Nationally Recognised Competencies Included:
- HLTADM007 Complete highly complex medical records
- TAEDES501A Design and develop learning strategies
- TAEDEL404A Mentor in the workplace
- BSBAUD402B Participate in a quality audit
This course has been designed with consideration of the requirements for ‘work ready’ clinical coders. eHE staff and contributors have been active participants in the national Workforce evaluations of clinical coder education, and the recent review undertaken by the Victorian Government which led to the development of the Victorian Cert IV in Clinical Classification.
Our course developers and tutors have worked as coders, auditors, and lecturers in Health Information Management Programs and many have been senior members of the Health Information Management Association National Board. They have worked as advisers to coding services in Australia and internationally and are regarded as senior members of the profession.
In 2014 eHE presented academic papers to the HIMAA Conference on an analysis of current educational competencies for Clinical Coding and at the Clinical Documentation Coding and Analysis Conference on Development of Clinical Coder Skills, an alternative approach. The response from the industry to these presentations as well as that received from students has been taken into account in the development of this course.