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The course is divided into four modules delivered over a three month period and provides formal training in the use of the classifications ICD-10 and OPCS-4 mandated within the NHS. The course aims to provide the novice coder with a thorough grounding in the theory of classifications as well as opportunities to develop practical skills in clinical coding. In-between modules the delegate has the opportunity to gain experience of understanding case note format and locally used coding systems back in their workplace. Learning Outcomes At the end of this course, delegates will be able to: Understand the uses and importance of coded clinical data for local purposes. Appreciate the wider uses of coded clinical data for healthcare planning, reimbursement, management of services, statistical analysis and research. Appreciate the use of coded clinical data as part of the electronic health record within the NHS Care Records Service. Understand the structure and principles of the ICD-10 and OPCS-4 classifications currently mandated in the NHS. Understand and apply the rules and conventions of each classification. Understand clinical coding methodology and consistently apply the four step coding process for both ICD-10 and OPCS-4. Understand the national definition of a primary diagnosis and consistently apply this when assigning ICD-10 codes. Accurately identify and assign the correct primary diagnosis and co-morbidities for a range of typical case note scenarios. Understand the national intervention definition and selection of main procedure and consistently apply this when assigning OPCS-4 codes. Accurately identify and assign the correct primary and secondary procedures to a range of typical case note scenarios. Understand diseases and operations through the study of basic anatomy, physiology and medical terminology typically described in case notes. Develop the confidence required to code case notes back in the workplace through participation in a number of interactive reinforcement activities. Benefits to the delegate and employer Provision of an optimal learning environment An understanding of the role and importance of clinical coding within their working environment and in particular the impact of Payment by Results Receive instruction compliant with national standards set by the NHS Classifications Service Provision of national standard training materials Modular assessments and end of course report provided to delegate and line manager to be used as a baseline for delegate's future development plan Access to a highly experienced and skilled NHS Connecting for Health Approved Clinical Coding Trainer. Opportunity to network with novice clinical coders from other organisations. Contributes towards studying for the National Clinical Coding Qualification (UK).

The course is divided into four modules delivered over a three month period and provides formal training in the use of the classifications ICD-10 and OPCS-4 mandated within the NHS. The course aims to provide the novice coder with a thorough grounding in the theory of classifications as well as opportunities to develop practical skills in clinical coding. In-between modules the delegate has the...

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