Educational Services

Please note that under Educational Services, that we offer the following: Training and inservices for clients on a contractual or business to business level. CEU's which are offered to those who are already a certified coder and in need of AAPC CEU's to meet their yearly obligations. Please note that ionHealthcare is not a school and does not provide certifications to become a medical coder. Our programs support those already certified. We do not advertise for open enrollment and those interested in becoming a medical coder should read the below updated information and tips. See below for more details on becoming a medical coder.

Education is a cornerstone of our company. Our CEO and many of our team members are educators as well. We have several CPC-I (certified professional coding instructors) and staff with degrees in education. Our CEO is the author of the CRC® (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder) specialty proficiency curriculum that is offered through the AAPC nationally, and we offer this profiency preparation program for this speciality for those already certified for our clients. Besides the AAPC, we are the only other organization where this specialty proficiency curriculum may be obtained. Besides offering live, in-person training on site, we also have a proprietary web based platform for continuing educational courses. We have the ability to create topics on a variety of subjects and customize inservices and training for clients. We also can assign large volumes of people to courses and track their completion and participation. Clients may also use our online LMS for their internal training needs

Some of the common contractual business-to-business / business-to-private group programs, in-services, and company training include, but are not limited to:

  • CRC® (Certified Risk Adjustment Coder) curriculum training (2-day boot camp)
  • ICD-10-CM training for coders and providers with the provider track focusing on clinical documentation improvement
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse training
  • Social Media
  • Ethics
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement
  • Risk Adjustment training with tracks specifically for coders and separate tracks designed for providers focusing on clinical documentation improvement, and
  • 5-star series diagnosis coding programs

Online CEUs for coders already certified, and courses/inservices offered contractually

Online Store for Books, Workbooks, and other Materials

We currently refer out for those wishing to become a medical coder

While we have many well-known and talented educators & instructors, due to new requirements exercised by the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV), we no longer offer the AAPC PMCC Curriculum for preparation for the AAPC proficiency exam.

We often get queries from potential coding students or current coders wishing to obtain certification. Understand that while there are many career and community colleges that offer medical coding courses and certifications, those school’s certificates do not enable an entry into the world of medical coding. It is an industry standard by virtually every organization that coders pass a proficiency exam through either AHIMA or the AAPC.

If you are seeking to enter the field of medical coding, we strongly encourage you to ensure that they prepare students for a national exam under AAPC or AHIMA as a final goal. Medical coders must have passed a national exam through the AAPC or AHIMA for most any medical coding job. Due to our committment to assist new coding students, we have carefully chosen a very reputable organization that offers courses online for either AAPC or AHIMA proficiencny examination preparation. We have found that in comparison to other programs, students completing their courses score better on exams and are more prepared for their first medical coding job.

Coding and Healthcare Education, Seminars, Boot Camps, and Workshops are offered by ionHealthcare® in a variety of specialties and credential areas. ionHealthcare® also offers special customized training for managers, supervisors, and directors to assist with employee engagement, productivity, and longevity within organizations.