Harrison College to Offer Online ICD-10 Medical Coding Training Curriculum

Private Sector College Launches Flexible and Comprehensive Program to Prepare Physicians, Coders and Medical Communities for ICD-10 Coding Transition

Indianapolis, IN, March 06, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Harrison College (http://www.harrison.edu/ ), an institution of higher learning with more than 5,000 students studying at 14 campuses and online, has announced that it has launched a comprehensive ICD-10 training curriculum designed to equip physicians, coders and other medical staff with the tools necessary to successfully transition to ICD-10 coding requirements. The new program, which became available on Jan. 28, 2013, is a fully AHiMA approved, online, instructor-led course that will provide students with the necessary skills to tackle the mandated transition from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) to the Tenth Revision, ICD-10, effective Oct. 1, 2014. All online instructors for the ICD-10 course are also AHiMA approved.

Customized to meet the varying learning needs of medical professionals affected by ICD-10, the program will provide students with immediate feedback on all activities and assessments throughout the course to reinforce educational objectives as well as encourage subject mastery. Additionally, students will become aware of the potential obstacles posed by the transition to ICD-10 coding in regards to coding a more extensive range of medical conditions and procedures. The in-depth program will also include critical thinking questions that will allow students to analyze the module concepts, with web links to supplement case study text to provide students with opportunities for further study.

Harrison College’s ICD-10 training will appeal to many professional coders seeking to master the ICD-10-CM codes prior to their implementation, as the new codes will be designed for use in all U.S. healthcare treatment settings. Upon completion of the 18 hour online and instructor-led course, students will receive a Certification of Completion to designate they are ICD-10-CM/PCS proficient. Harrison College also offers curricula for non-coders including nurses, allied health professionals and physicians that are AHiMA, AACP and CME approved.

“The ICD-10 mandate dramatically expands the classification system used to code health conditions, with more than 100,000 new codes being introduced to classify medical conditions, their severity and patient care procedures as of October 2014,” said Neil Stanley, regional president of corporate partnerships at Harrison College. “With the launch of our all-inclusive ICD-10 Training program, medical professionals have access to an innovative educational experience that will fully prepare them for a manageable and straightforward transition to ICD-10 coding, in a format designed to fit into their busy and demanding schedules.”

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About Harrison College:
Harrison College is a contemporary, career-focused institution of higher education serving more than 5,000 students throughout the United States and Internationally. Harrison College has 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio, two culinary schools in Indiana and North Carolina, and also offers courses online. The institution grants associate’s and bachelor’s degrees across five schools of study: Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, Criminal Justice, and Veterinary Technology, as well as its culinary division, The Chef’s Academy. Harrison College offers students a variety of learning environments including online, traditional classroom, or a combination of both. Harrison College’s Corporate Partnership program, which partners with businesses and organizations to develop and teach a customized curriculum across a variety of disciplines, has the ability to go on-site at a company or organization’s facility or facilities to assist in education in the fields of health sciences, culinary, leadership certification, IT certification preparation and health informatics. Harrison College is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) and is dedicated to excellence in higher learning. In addition, the college is currently a Candidate with The Higher Learning Commission and an affiliate of the North Central Association (HLC-NCA). Harrison College was founded in 1902 as Indiana Business College.

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