Career Step has released a new ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders training program, which is designed to quickly teach ICD-10 trained coders the ICD-9 code set so they can earn an industry credential and start working despite the ICD-10 implementation delay.
Online PR News – 14-May-2014 – PROVO, Utah – PROVO, Utah—May 12, 2014—Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has released a new ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders training program. This new course is designed to quickly teach ICD-10 trained coders the differences between the ICD-10 and ICD-9 code sets so they can earn the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and start working despite the ICD-10 implementation delay.
“The ICD-10 delay has impacted the entire healthcare and HIM industry, but an area being impacted significantly is education,” said Career Step CEO Steve Tober. “There are students across our nation working through ICD-10 training programs who will now be entering a workplace still using the ICD-9 code set. Our ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders program is customized and focused to help these new ICD-10 coders quickly and affordably gain the skills they need to make their education worthwhile by earning their credential and starting their careers.”
The ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders program provides 25 hours of curriculum. The course walks students through the ICD-9 codebook chapter by chapter, teaching the differences they need to be aware of as well as providing opportunities to practice ICD-9 coding. Students will build on their ICD-10 training by learning the ICD-9 specific concepts and then practicing them in numerous hands-on exercises. The course prepares ICD-10 coders to sit for the CPC exam while it still tests on the ICD-9 code set.
“We are, and always will be, focused on preparing students to earn necessary industry credentials and get a job,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Enrollments and Marketing. “The ICD-10 delay has complicated that for some students, which is why we are excited about our new ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders program. There is an incredible need for an affordable solution like this that helps new ICD-10 coders bridge the gap to the ICD-9 code set.”
Tuition for the ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders course is $395. This provides students 3 months of online access to all course material as well as the industry ICD-9-CM codebook. Career Step students who are already enrolled in Career Step’s ICD-10 focused Professional Medical Coding and Billing program can receive an enrollment in the ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders course upon graduation.
For more information on Career Step’s ICD-9 for ICD-10 Coders online training program, visit CareerStep.com/icd9-track or call 1-800-411-7073.
About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at
www.careerstep.com or 1-800-246-7836.