Course overview

Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake coding of moderately complex discharge summaries, medical reports and medical records including the selection of the primary diagnosis and sequencing of other diagnoses for coding.
Total course hours    70
Prerequisites
A pass in the HIMAA Introductory ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding course within fifteen months of the enrolment date for Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS
OR

demonstrated prior learning by a pass in the HIMAA Challenge Examination for Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding within fifteen months of the enrolment date for Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS. 
 
Candidates for the HIMAA Challenge Examination for Intermediate ICD-10-AM, ACHI and ACS clinical coding should have a minimum of twelve month's coding experience in a major hospital with medical records generated by an episode of care such as day surgery, planned surgery or simple medical problems.