Ivy Tech Corporate College Launches Online ICD-10 Training – Training opportunities also still available in health information technology

INDIANAPOLIS — Ivy Tech Corporate College has recently launched online ICD-10 compliance training, as required for nationwide health care reform, mandating all health care providers to be ICD-10 compliant by October 1, 2014. 

ICD-10 is a nationwide upgrade of the ICD-9 medical records coding system used by health care providers nationwide.  ICD-10 helps reduce costs and improve quality of care to patients, as well as provides essential data for organizations to measure service quality, safety and efficiency. 

Health care providers who upgrade to ICD-10 will be better aligned with world-wide coding standards and will be able to provide an earlier prediction of health threats on a local, regional, statewide, national or worldwide basis. 

Ivy Tech will provide three tiers of training for health care providers, all accessible online, including seminars for executives and management, coder assessments to evaluate baseline knowledge of current staff members, biomedical clinical programs and ICD-10 code training. 

The three tiered approach provides biomedical science assessments complete with detailed reporting and subsequent refresher courses with ICD-10 concepts built in.  This allows current coders to assess in advance, giving them time to review concepts in Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Medical Terminology providing a much higher likelihood of success once they begin the actual ICD-10 training. 

The training will be offered in partnership with Career Step and YES-Health Information Management Consulting, and will be based upon recommendations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as well as the American Health Information Management Association. 

For more information, please visit www.ivytech.edu/icd-10

Also, only two training opportunities remain to participate under the grant in the  short-term, 6 month online Health Information Technology program, launched in July 2011, focused on training individuals to fill a much needed gap in today’s health care workforce. 

Working professionals with a background in either Healthcare or Information Technology are now eligible to participate in the 6-month training program in a collaborative partnership between Ivy Tech and Cuyahoga Community College. 

The cost of the 6-month online training is $1,597 and significant scholarship funding is available for eligible participants, while it lasts. The training includes several different tracks, including practice workflow and information management redesign specialists, clinical/practitioner specialists, information support specialists, implementation managers, technical/software support staff and trainers. 

Interested students may apply by completing an online application at www.ivytech.edu/hit-training. These programs are short-term, noncredit certificates and incorporate a hybrid delivery model which combines face-to-face lectures with industry experts and hands-on labs.

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