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Certificate Program in Inpatient Coding (CPIC)

Certificate Program in Inpatient Coding (CPIC)

Duration: 50hrs

Mode of training: Online instructor led training.

Certificate Program in Inpatient Coding

This certificate program will prepare learners for a medical coding career in inpatient coding in a hospital. The student will learn principles of medical coding related to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS subjects.

Course Objectives:
  • Understand the different types of hospital facilities and their departments, including hospitals, teaching hospitals, critical access hospitals, ambulatory surgery centres (ASCs), and outpatient hospital departments
  • Discuss documentation and coding standards for facilities
  • Apply coding and conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes
  • Understand the official ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines for diagnoses and procedures
  • Understand the Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS) coding guidelines
  • Code a wide variety of patient services using ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines
  • Develop an understanding of how to code operative notes in the facility
  • Navigate the business side of hospital inpatient services
  • Differentiate between inpatient and outpatient services and payment methodologies (IPPS and OPPS)
  • Understand the difference between MS-DRGs and APC assignments and how those services are reported
  • Review critical pieces in the billing and revenue cycle management process
  • Develop an understanding of compliance in the hospital facility
Course Content:
  • Inpatient Facilities and Related Hospital Departments
  • Inpatient Documentation and Coding
  • Inpatient Diagnosis Coding – General Guidelines
  • Inpatient Diagnosis Coding – Chapter Specific Guidelines
  • ICD-10-PCS Procedure Coding
  • MS DRG Calculations
  • CMS and Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems
  • Regulatory and Payer Requirements
  • Inpatient Coding Cases
Required Textbooks

1. ICD-10-CM code book (Current year), any publisher

2. ICD-10-PCS code book (Current year), any publisher

Computer Requirements:

High-speed Internet connection with Operating System supports Web & Adobe Acrobat Reader. For the best experience, using a mobile device is not recommended.

Course Enrolment Fee: Payment is due in full at the time of enrolment.

Course duration: 50hrs Online Instructor lead and live interactive classes.

Certificate of Completion & 5 CEU points will be issued for those who complete the course and evaluation.

Who Can Apply

This course is recommended for CPC-certified medical coders upgrading to a career in inpatient coding and significantly wishing to qualify for AAPC’s CIC certification examination.

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