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Health Data Classification Refresher
This self-study course consists of ICD-10-CA, pathophysiology and related interventions; application of coding theory to coding exercises with self-assessment, sectional and final exams. Students are assigned an instructor upon registration.
The focus of this course is an application of ICD-10-CA and CCI to classification in the acute care hospital environment. The course is organized according to the CIHI Major Clinical Categories (MCC).
The course is designed for health information management professionals who:
By the end of this course, students will:
Resource materials not included in tuition fee. Contact the Douglas College Bookstore for prices and ordering information.
Completion of English 12 with a minimum grade of “C” or proof of equivalent as outlined in detail here.
Students who register are understood to be confirming successful completion of this requirement. Proof of successful completion is not required on registration but may be requested by Douglas College.
copy of diploma or other proof of graduation from a CHIMA-recognized health information management program, or other proof of eligibility for CHIMA certification listed at this link.
This course covers the following topics:
Available through the Douglas College Bookstore.
Self-paced, self-guided independent study using the Classification Primer and the Canadian Coding Standards; online interactions supported through use of Blackboard.
Due to the nature of an online delivery, the student will be expected to be proficient in computer skills including email, adding attachments, navigating the internet etc. Resources for getting started with Blackboard are available online to help get the student comfortable in the Blackboard environment.
Minimum grade to pass is C (65%).
Students who successfully complete a CEHS Certificate Program will receive a credential through the Graduation Office, in the form of a certificate.
A letter of successful course completion for individual or grouped CEHS courses is available, but please allow 3-5 business days after placing a request with the CE-HS Program Assistant.
An official Douglas College transcript can be ordered via my Account.
8 months (210 hours) from course start date
Registration and course start
Registration is easy; simply complete the CE-HS Registration Form and submit it to: email@example.com, with proof of completion of the pre-requisite requirements according to the instructions on the form. Payment of the tuition fee must accompany registration.
Instructions on how to access your course materials will be emailed to you by the Program Assistant within five (5) business days prior to your chosen course start date.