AHDI has partnered with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) to offer a variety of their educational courses. Each module offers between 4 and 10 continuing education credits. These courses offer AHDI members the opportunity to expand their knowledge in the areas of medicine, healthcare delivery, medical terminology, and coding. See the list of courses below. These courses are available to AHDI members at the AHIMA member rate.
To sign up for the courses below, click on the title of the course. You will be taken to the AHIMA order page. Precede through the order screens and enter appropriate information. At checkout, you will be offered the opportunity to use your coupon code (Members: log in to view code). Use the corresponding coupon code for the course you desire to take to ensure AHIMA member pricing at checkout. All transactions are made through AHIMA. If you need assistance securing your discounted courses, please contact their customer relations department toll free at (800) 335-5535. AHDI staff will not be able to assist you with registering for AHIMA courses.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
AHIMA's Human Anatomy and Physiology is a self-paced, Internet-based course covering all the basic information necessary for a general understanding of the structure and function of the human body.
Healthcare Delivery Systems (10 PD)
An introduction to the organization, financing and delivery of health care services, this course gives an overview of the organization and activities of hospitals, nursing homes, mental health and ambulatory care centers, home health agencies, and hospices. Students also learn about the educational preparation and responsibilities of health care professionals and government regulations.
Students are taught how to break medical terms into prefixes, suffixes and roots, and become familiar with the spelling and definition of common medical terms related to major disease processes, diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests, abbreviations, drugs, and treatment modalities.
Computer Basics in Healthcare
This course offers a general overview of computers and the Internet and the role each has played in healthcare and will play in the future. Students will learn the basics of hardware and software and will gain a general understanding of the most commonly used applications. Online tools used by AHIMA, such as the Communities of Practice and the Body of Knowledge, will be explored, as well as the various applications used in the teaching of online courses.
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology (10 CM)
Emphasis is placed on the disease processes affecting the human body via an integrated approach to specific disease entities. Included will be the study of causes, diagnosis and treatment of disease as well as an understanding of the basic principles of pharmacology.
Healthcare Data and Content Structure (5 TW and 5PD)
This course introduces students to the contents, use and structure of the health record, including data and data sets. It explains how these components relate to primary and secondary record systems and gives an overview of the legal and ethical issues applicable to health information.
Basic ICD-9-CM Coding — Part 1 (4 CM, 3 TW, and 3 PD)
An introduction to basic inpatient coding concepts using ICD-9-CM, this course emphasizes practice in the assignment of valid diagnostic and procedure codes.
Basic ICD-9-CM Coding – Part 2 (4 CM, 3 TW, and 3 PD)
A continuation of Part 1 of the Basic ICD-9-CM Coding course, Part 2 utilizes higher level, more complex examples (case studies and scenarios). Emphasis is placed on practice in the assignment of valid diagnostic and procedure codes. Students are introduced to the online QuadraMed® Quantim® encoder and assigned coding exercises using the encoder.
Basic CPT Coding — Part 1 (4 CM, 3 TW, and 3 PD)
An introduction to basic coding concepts using CPT/HCPCS coding/classification systems, this course emphasizes practice in the assignment of valid diagnostic and procedure codes in an ambulatory care setting. The course covers procedural terminology in current use, evaluation and management services, medicine, HCPCS Levels II and III and CPT Category II and III Codes.
Basic CPT Coding — Part 2 (4 CM, 3 TW, and 3 PD)
A continuation of Part 1 of the Basic CPT/HCPCS Coding course, Part 2 utilizes higher level, more complex examples (case studies, records and scenarios). This course covers surgery coding, anesthesia coding, radiology coding, pathology and laboratory coding, and reimbursement in the ambulatory setting. Students are assigned exercises to complete using the online QuadraMed® Quantim® encoder.
Building the Foundation for the Privacy Initiative (4 ML)
Building the Foundation for the Privacy Initiative provides you with the basic foundation of knowledge regarding the principles of privacy. You'll gain an historical perspective on personal privacy issues and develop an understanding of privacy laws, regulations, and guidelines. In addition, you'll understand the major purposes of the administration simplification rule as well as become familiar with the terminology used throughout the rules.