preceptorship

Unfavorable coder demographics have resulted in a limited supply of coding resources while demand for coding resources continues to increase given greater utilization of healthcare services. 

ICD-10 Monitor recently reported that 6,000 HIM professionals are needed each year to replace retirees yet only 2,000 students are enrolling annually in HIM programs. 

Even as the largest scaled provider of HIM outsourcing, we recognize the challenge of recruiting qualified coders to meet specific client needs.

OUR INNOVATION TO FILL THAT GAP

This is the reality – so we made a strategic decision to invest in a program that develops newly credentialed and less experienced HIM professionals into fully productive coders based on the specific needs of our client partners: a special HIM training and development program called Preceptorship.

 “Preceptorship is a period of time in which two people work together so that the less experienced person can learn and apply knowledge and skills in the practice setting with the help of the more experienced person.”

That is the essence of our program.

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Preceptorship Program Features

The Preceptorship learning plan is delivered through a combination of learning strategies.

These include:

  • Instructor–led discussion
  • Self-study
  • Practice coding
  • Quizzes and exams

 

PROGRAM LENGTH

The program lasts from 6 to 18 months and is dependent on the previous experience of the coder, as well as the complexity of the coding environment. The training is customized and thorough – and upon program completion, clients may hire coders directly with no additional fee.

BENEFITS OF A PRECEPTORSHIP WITH HIMAGINE

Our combined 170 years of training and educational experience may be applied to develop the next wave of HIM experts, providing you will the following benefits:

  • Reduce or eliminate internal training and education costs.
  • Establish a clear path to internal hires with improved economics
  • Utilize the leverage of our operational scale and resources

Our proven platform has already delivered more than 60 coders to our clients. Let us show how this plan can help you.

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