Career Step Co-Hosting Webinar Highlighting Industry Demand for Inpatient Auditing Skillset

Graduates of Career Step’s Inpatient Auditing program will be particularly well suited to earn this certificate.

LEHI, Utah

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and professional training, will be co-hosting a complimentary industry webinar November 21 at 1 p.m. Eastern time with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the nation's premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders. The webinar will discuss the growing industry need for skilled inpatient medical coding auditors and introduce the HFMA’s new Certified Inpatient Coding Auditor (CICA) certificate.

“By transforming coders into auditors with our program, we have created another career path for experienced coders,” said Laurie McBrierty, Career Step Vice President of Program Management. “With the creation of the CICA certificate, organizations can rest assured they are hiring individuals with the experience, knowledge and skills they need.”

With Medicare audits increasing by 936 percent over the past five years, it has never been more important for healthcare organizations to ensure that billing records are accurately reported to prevent potential revenue losses. Career Step has been closely monitoring this trend and, based on client requests, developed an Inpatient Auditing training program to help experienced coders make the transition to auditing positions. HFMA’s development of the new CICA certificate is another industry indicator that validates the continuing need for auditors.

Career Step and HFMA experts will be hosting the November 21 webinar, which will focus on why auditing is becoming such an area of need within health information management. The webinar will cover how individuals can gain the skills needed to take advantage of this career opportunity and how the new HFMA CICA certificate will help. The new certificate will become available in January 2018. Graduates of Career Step’s Inpatient Auditing program will be particularly well suited to earn this certificate.

To register for the webinar, visit More information on the Career Step Inpatient Auditing program is available at

About Career Step
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and professional training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers as well as more than 100,000 healthcare professionals through its various continuing education courses. More than 150 colleges and universities nationwide have partnered with Career Step, and the company provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and driving business results through education. More information can be found at or 1-800-246-7837.

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