Project Description

Get started on the Diploma pathway – this is the alternative if you aren’t quite sure….

Nationally Recognised Training
  • Text Books – learner’s guides and materials proved except for the medical terms text book – link provided (cost $60 -100).  ICD-10-AM relevant version must be purchased (400-500) student discount available.

  • Personal Tutor – constantly available

  • Real Records – Practice coding with actual real world examples

  • Simulated Workplace – Build your experience, confidence and CV as you learn


Prove yourself a top quality clinical coder

Develop your coding skills to begin the coding journey, this course includes the first part of the Diploma of Clinical Coding and brings students up to Basic Coding level.  We recognise those who successfully complete this course for continuing on and completing the Diploma.  Gives you choices

Opportunities after doing this course

This course may be recognised for employment in Hospitals, Government, Insurance and Research organisations. Start as a basic coder, further skills needed to be a professional ‘entry level’.

Learn while building real world experience

You will have access to highly experienced clinical coders and trainers while completing the course at your own pace, online from anywhere in the world. Our trainers are there to help you learn, they are qualified clinical coders, health information managers, health informaticians, and educators.

Overview

  • Duration

    • 4 – 9 months – full or part time
  • Start Anytime

    • Work at your own pace
    • Start when you’re ready
  • Delivery

    • Online with meetings and active tutoring support
    • Simulated coding workplace
  • Qualification

    • HLTCCD001
      Apply an understanding of the health care system to clinical coding practice
    • HLTCCD002
      Interpret and navigate health care records
    • HLTCCD003
      Use medical terminology in health care
    • HLTCCD004
      Interpret clinical documentation using knowledge of anatomy and physiology
    • HLTCCD005
      Abstract information for clinical coding (part)
    • HLTCCD006
      Undertake basic clinical coding

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Got a job in my first application and interview after completing the course. thanks for all the knowledge and support you gave me.

Maria Kapralova, Your Content Goes Here

I would like to express my gratitude eHealth Education for giving me an opportunity and to let you know how please I am with all the support you have offered me.

Ken Valenciano, Your Content Goes Here

EHE provided me with the most professional and well organized fascinating education journey.  the knowledge, experience and real practical clinical coding environment equipped me with all I needed.  It was the most valuable investment I’ve ever made.

Abdullah Mansour, BUPA, Saudi Arabia

The Clinical Coder training courses are a well structured course delivered via an easy to follow online platform. The tutors are knowledgeable and helpful and the flexible nature of the course enables you to do it at your own pace and in a time that suits your schedule. The clinical knowledge and practice cases ensures that you are work ready for a professional coding position.

Megan Deutsher

I am so lucky to learn from a highly knowledgeable and intelligent teacher. I appreciate your understanding and teaching skills.

Muyeed Parveez

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Yasmine Amr Khalil

Everything worked seamlessly

Liz Reid

Got a job in my first application and interview after completing the course.  thanks for all the knowledge and support you gave me

Maria Kaprilova, Graduate 2020

Getting  started

If you don’t feel that you can commit to the full Diploma this course includes the introductory components of the Diploma and you can always add the more complex units later if you decide that this is for you.  You will be supported throughout and can work at your own pace.

Prerequisites

None – though a good understanding of English is needed.

Learn Online Anytime

This course is presented in 8 modules.  The learning is integrated, teaching a number of skills at the same time covering moderately complex clinical coding for inpatient coding.  The estimated hours for the course are an average of 115 hours including study time, practice and assessments.

Required Tools

Code Books – you must have access to ICD-10-AM resources to take this course – full details of how to obtain your books are in the Getting Started Guide but a summary and links are given below.

  • Text book – Medical Terms ($60 – $100)
  • Code books – an authorised copy of ICD-10-AM :
    • Electronic Code Books – Use the student discount code is provided when you enrol – we use the TurboCoder – Electronic code book and reference tools combined. We suggest this option as the best fit for our courses ($400 – 500 depending on the version and format you choose)
    • Hardcopy Code Books

If you are in a country where ICD-10-AM is not licensed (such as India or the Philippines) you will need to obtain permission to purchase the code books.

We will give you information on how to do this and as an EHE student you can expect to be approved. You will need you have your EHE student number when you apply.

Text and Materials Provided

  • Learner’s guides – are the text book as well as a guide on how to move through the course.
  • Presentation videos of key content where relevant.
  • References to other sites and documents to assist additional learning
  • Access to eHRol is included: this simulated coding environment contains thousands of real patient records or extracts from real records with instant feedback for practice and assessment in addition to tutor support.
  • Formal assessment is ongoing throughout the course building your confidence and skills as you go.
  • Zoom meetings for online discussions with your personal teacher.

Recognition Upon Successful Completion

This course is offered as part of the full Diploma of Clinical Coding.  Successful completion allows you to progress to the second part of the Diploma qualification.  Progressive learning – start the journey in a supported, achievable way.

A statement of attainment is provided for successful completion covering the following skills:

  • HLTCCD001 Apply an understanding of the health care system to clinical coding practice
  • HLTCCD002 Interpret and navigate health care records
  • HLTCCD003 Use medical terminology in health care
  • HLTCCD004 Interpret clinical documentation using knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • HLTCCD005 Abstract information for clinical coding (part)
  • HLTCCD006 Undertake basic clinical coding

What will I learn

Graduates of this course will cultivate high value skills

Knowledge of:

  • Health classifications and standards used by clinical coders
  • Patient management across clinical disciplines and its documentation and recording requirements

Factual knowledge of:

  • Accurately interpret the health information statutory and legislative reporting requirements of a health service
  • Analyse clinical data to accurately assign codes
  • Analyse patient information documentation to identify principal diagnosis, additional diagnoses and interventions
  • Identify sequencing of diagnoses and interventions
  • Identify and address incomplete clinical documentation

Technical and communication skills to:

  • Accurately code
  • Use relevant technology
  • Address deficiencies in documentation with relevant clinicians

Industry Engagement

eHE staff and contributors have been active participants in the national Workforce evaluations of clinical coder education, and the recent review which led to the development of the Diploma in Clinical Coding.

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.

The eHE training team participate regularly in clinical coding governance activities discussing coding standards and correct coding with the eHRol community of Teachers, Coding Managers and Mentors.

If requesting RPL, please forward a copy of your qualification and the units you successfully completed with your enquiry

The eHealth Records online learning portal (eHRol) is cloud-based and ideal for studying health record content, data and code systems. eHRol is the end-to-end tool to simulate the EHR (electronic health record) environment, develop skills and workforce capabilities.

Gain access to a simulated workplace environment for immersion in digital health.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applying for Course Credit LOCAL

Doctors and Nurses

If you have medical or nursing qualifications and are up to date with clinical practice you may claim competency in medical language and clinical practice. You qualify for a shorter version of the course without clinical knowledge units and can complete in 440 instead of 510 hours of study. This version has a lower cost than the full program but gives you the same full qualification.

What to do:

  • To enrol in the course with credit provide copies of your qualifications for Cert IV less terms (22274 Clinical). We will review your documentation and confirm if you do/do not qualify.

Clinical Coders

If you are a qualified clinical coder with inpatient coding experience in other code systems you may also claim credit, For example if you are qualified in ICD-10-CM or different versions of the ICD are used in different countries.

The conversion course is still a full Certificate IV qualification but can be completed in 390 instead of 510 hours of study. But as an experienced clinical coder you will be credited with understanding the interpretation and application of medical terminologies and the principles of clinical coding.

  • To enrol in the course with credit provide copies of:
    • your qualifications (the qualifications must be for inpatient coding, outpatient coders find the transition difficult and must undertake the full course),
    • a statement from your employer confirming your coding experience,
    • we will enrol you in a short coding assessment to indicate your general coding skills and if you are successful you will be eligible for the CM to AM conversion program.

Apply for Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have a question about recognition of prior learning please provide details of your qualifications and we will confirm whether you can receive recognition and your course options. You need one of the following:

  • Medical Degree (as a Medical Doctor) - this does not include specialty branches such as Ayurveda or Dentistry or Pharmacy, or Laboratory qualifications)
  • Nursing Degree (3 - 4 year Bachelor of Nursing or equivalent)
  • Upgrade from prior coder training - for those with qualifications such as:
    • Certificate IV in Clinical Coding
    • BSBMED301 Interpret and Apply Medical Terminology Appropriately
    • HLTADM005 Produce Coded Data
    • HLTADM006 Undertake Complex Clinical Code
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Fees

Fees are in Australian Dollars and are subject to change annually.

Progressive Payments

Contact eHE directly if you would like to arrange progressive payments.  These incur an additional fee.

ICD-10-AM Editions in different countries

The Diploma must be taught in the current edition of ICD-10-AM. The current version differs depending on the country you will be working in and eHE will offer courses in each code system version – but we are starting with ICD-10-AM 11th edition.

  • Australia and New Zealand – currently using ICD-10-AM 11th edition with ACHI (the procedure code system which works with ICD-10-AM).
  • Saudi Arabia, Ireland and others – currently using ICD-10-AM 10th edition with ACHI.

You should select the relevant code system version for where you wish to work. The version used in Australia will change to ICD-10-AM 12th edition with ACHI in July 2022. eHE will offer courses in 12th edition starting in 2022.

Note: ICD coding is considered to be a skill in demand as defined by the Australian Government for the purposes of immigration.