Why these courses
ICD is the international classification used around the world for reporting of morbidity data, mortality data and often also as the base for financial reimbursement. These courses cover a range of different ICD-10-AM editions used in different parts of the world. GeHCo work with eHealth Education who provide the courses and tutors and use GeHCo’s clinical coder training tool – eHRol.
Who should do this course
Any person required to produce ICD-10-AM codes from clinical records needs a range of skills, medical knowledge, knowledge of the healthcare system, knowledge and skill at abstracting appropriate data from health records and applying appropriate ID-10 rules and standards. If you are using data represented in ICD there is a need to understand how these rules and standards may impact the information you are trying to obtain.
How will I benefit
If you need to be able to allocated ICD codes appropriately you should obtain a formal qualification in clinical coding: for ICD-10-AM this is a Certificate IV in Clinical Coding – offered through our partner eHealth Education.
If you already have a clinical coding formal qualification and want to advance further GeHCo offer courses in advanced clinical coding and data quality.
If you wish to begin a career in clinical coding, or migrate to a new version of ICD (e.g. from Ambulatory ICD-10-CM coding to full inpatient morbidity coding in ICD-10-AM). Visit eHealth Education and view their courses.
Structure and what to expect
Whether the courses are GeHCo or eHealth Education (eHE) the courses are on-line with tutor support (you don’t have to work on your own). The skills are introduced through detailed learner’s guides and you practice through exercises then take assessments progressively though the modules of the course
Text and Materials Provided
The materials used in this course include:
- ICD-10-AM code books (either electronic or paper based) – to be purchased by the student all other materials are provided within the course.
- Learner’s guide – which acts as a text and reference as well as a guide on how to move through the course
- Presentation – video presentation
- Exercises – tasks for you to do to make sure you understand and give you experience in the issues covered.
- Answers to the Exercises – 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
- Webinars – are used in some courses to bring the community together. When these occur they are always taped and made available within the relevant course for you to view after the event. Invitations to webinars are circulated to all current 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.
Professional development certificates are provided at completion of the course. These are issued by eHealth Education a registered training organisation in conjunction with the Global eHealth Collaborative. If assessment is undertaken a Statement of Attainment will be provided indicating the skills achieved.
There are no pre-requesites but if you already have comprehensive clinical qualifications and experience (such as a previous medical or nursing qualification) you do not have to take the medical terms and knowledge component of the coding course/s.