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American Healthcare Documentation Professionals Group Launches ICD-10 Inpatient Certified Coding Specialist (CAA/CSS) Online Training Program
Date:1/6/2014

Shrewsbury, MA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

Whether an individual is in the process of choosing their first profession or looking to change career paths, one should consider pursuing a career in medical billing and coding. Working as a medical coder is a way to contribute to the health care field without years of training or being married to the job and pride can be taken knowing one is serving an industry that helps countless people every day.

AHDPG, the nation's leading provider of online training for allied health professionals, is proud to announce its newest training program for individuals looking to become an ICD-10 Inpatient Certified Coding Specialist.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor the need for medical records and health information professionals is expected to grow by over 37,000 positions by 2020. That is a growth rate of over 21%, making these positions one of the fastest growing segments in the U.S. In addition, all existing medical coders, estimated to be well over 100,000 individuals will be required to learn a new coding system (ICD-10) in time for its implementation on October, 1st, 2014.

"In response to this overwhelming industry transition and our ongoing focus to help individuals launch or transition into a new career as a medical coder, AHDPG is excited to announce this new program," say Peter Reilly, President and CEO. "Over the past twelve months we have worked with our industry contacts to assess and evaluate what the market's requirements are in anticipation of this transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10. We are thrilled to have partnered with Pamela Haney, MS, RHIA, CCS, CPC-H in the creation of this program."

For over 30 years Pam has been actively involved in the health info
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