Project Description

Add to your coding skills  Nationally Recognised Training

This course is a component of the Diploma of Clinical Coding.

  • Text Books – learner’s guides and materials proved except for the  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

This is the second part of clinical coder training which will will develop your skills for more complex coding.

Learn while building real world experience

A placement is not required because the software we use has thousands of records and simulates the workplace. You can 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

    • 6 – 12 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 (no practical placement needed)
  • Qualification

    • Statement of attainment will be offered for successful completion.

Enrol Now From: $1,150.00 sign-up fee and a $300.00 GST / month for 5 months

Payment Plans Available

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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 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

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

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

Everything worked seamlessly

Liz Reid

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

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

This course is for those who have already undertaken and attained basic coding skills.

Prerequisites

Diploma of Clinical Coding Competencies ( a copy of previous learning must be provided):

  • 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
  • HLTCCD006 Undertake basic clinical coding

Other credits may be available – if in doubt see the recognition of prior learning request below.

Learn Online Anytime

This course is presented in 5 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.

  • 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

Upon successful completion you will be sent a formal statement of your attainment.

What will I learn

Graduates of this course will cultivate high value skills

Knowledge of:

  • Health classifications and standards used by clinical coders

Factual knowledge of:

  • Abstracting clinical data from moderately complex patient health care records
  • Assign codes to episodes of care related to moderately complex patient health care records
    • diagnoses, interventions, additional concepts including condition onset flags, hours of mechanical ventilation, birthweight.
    • appropriate sequencing of the codes for the episode
    • review and validate diagnoses related groups (DRGs)
  • Clarify coding queries
  • Maintain coding resources
  • Participate in coding audits

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.

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 is currently using ICD-10-AM 12th edition with ACHI (the procedure code system)
  • New Zealand, Qatar and others are currently using ICD-10-AM 11th edition with ACHI
  • Saudi Arabia, Ireland and others – currently using ICD-10-AM 10th edition with ACHI.

Select the relevant code system version for where you wish to work.

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