Project Description

Embark on Your Clinical Coding Career

This package fully prepares students for entry level clinical coding using the International Classification of Diseases and the Australian Classification of Interventions in Healthcare and the Australian Coding Standards (ICD-10-AM, ACHI, and ACS).

Successful completion will give you a formal qualification – Diploma in Clinical Coding which covers all skills defined by the clinical coding industry for recognition in Australia.

Nationally Recognised Training
  • Text Books – learner’s guides and materials proved. ICD-10-AM code “books” and medical terminology “text” must be purchased separately.

  • Personal Tutor – available to answer your questions and support your learning throughout.

  • Real Records – Practice coding with actual real world examples

  • Simulated Workplace – Including real patient records, Patient Index and Patient Administration System simulations.  Build your experience, confidence and CV as you learn


Becoming a top quality clinical coder

Develop entry level coding skills and be ready to undertake clinical coding in a hospital workplace. Gain your qualification using our simulated coding workplace with thousands of health records with audited coding answers and feedback. Start anytime, work at your own pace with tutor support.

Opportunities after doing this course

This Diploma is recognised for work in Hospitals, Government, Insurance and Research organisations in clinical coding including:  analyse the diseases, injuries and procedures done at hospitals and representation of these using ICD-10-AM coding according to national and jurisdictional requirements. This develops the skills for an Entry-Level coder and later to build to a Senior Coder position, Coding Manager or Coding Auditor.

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  – Starting September 2021

    • 2 – 4 years – full or part time
  • Start Anytime

    • Work at your own pace
  • Delivery

    • Online with Active Tutoring
    • Simulated Coding Workplace
  • Qualification

    • Diploma of Clinical Coding

Payment Plans Available

Everything worked seamlessly

Liz Reid

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

Muyeed Parveez

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

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

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

Your pathway to knowledge

This course prepares you to be a clinical coder, covering all clinical specialties. The course is designed to get you ready for a coding job, not just to gain knowledge but real skills. Using eHRol, the world leading clinical coder training tool, to simulate the clinical coding environment you will be practices as well as skilled when you finish.

Coding is a profession for people who are detail oriented and can interpret instructions well.

There are no prerequisite qualifications for this course.
Applicants must be proficient in English. in order to understand complex instructions to benefit fully.

International Students Studying Offshore

ICD coding is considered to be a skill in demand as defined by the Australian Government.

EHE courses are provided by Australia’s top coding educators using world class coder training tools and processes which allows international students studying offshore to study for formally recognised ICD-10-AM qualifications.

Learn Online Anytime

This course package is presented in 6 courses.  The learning is integrated, teaching a number of skills at the same time.  The estimated hours to complete includes study time, practice and assessments (750 hours).

A diploma can be expected to take 2 years to complete, though our students may complete more quickly or slowly as their time allows.  The course includes:

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. ICD-10-AM costs approximately $300 – $490 depending on the format you choose and the edition you need. You may need access to a grouper tool, but more information about this will be provided when you enrol.

  • Hardcopy Code Books – 5 books in the set
  • Electronic Code Books
    • TurboCoder – Electronic code book and reference tools combined – eHE suggest this option as the best fit for our courses. Use the student discount code provided when you enrol.

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.

Medical terminology and anatomy text – must be purchased separately.

Materials Provided

  • Learner’s guides – are the text books for clinical coding used in conjunction with other references and coding books.
  • 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

eHE is authorised by the Australian Government to issue qualifications including certificates associated with this course.

Upon successful completion you will receive the Diploma of Clinical Coding indicating that you have successfully shown your competence in the areas below. If you do not complete or pass the whole Diploma you may request an Statement of Achievement for those competencies you did successfully completed.

Formal Nationally Recognised Competencies Included:

  • HLTCCD001 Understand the role of clinical coding within the healthcare system
  • HLTCCD002 Interpret and navigate health care records
  • HLTCCD003 User medical terminology in health care
  • HLTCCD004 Interpret clinical documentation using knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • HLTCCD005 Abstract information for clinical coding
  • HLTCCD006 Undertake basic clinical coding
  • HLTCCD007 Undertake moderately complex clinical coding
  • HLTWHS001 Participate in workplace health and safety

 

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.

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 (RPL)

Applying for Course Credit

Doctors and Nurses

If you are qualified as a medical doctor or a university graduate nurse and are up to date with clinical practice you may claim competency in medical terms. You qualify for a shorter version of the course without clinical knowledge units and can complete a shorter version of the course as you will be given credit for :

  • BSBMED301 Interpret and apply medical terminology appropriately

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. We will review your documentation and confirm if you do/do not qualify.

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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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.