Welcome to Africode Consulting (AC); a health risk management and specialist medical coding company that has the expertise to equip you with the required risk management and clinical coding knowledge to work in the healthcare industry. AC has evolved into the IT space catering for Funder & Provider needs including various other innovative software outside the medical industry.
(AC) offers a wide range of consulting services and training courses that have been designed by experts and are facilitated by ETDP SETA and INSETA accredited facilitators and assessors. These facilitators and assessors are also internationally accredited clinical coders. These courses have been designed to address the needs of healthcare workers who are employed in the provider, funder/administrator and other third party healthcare organizations. The courses aim to improve clinical risk management processes within healthcare organizations, thus enabling the delivery of cost effective, quality healthcare.
These courses are also appropriate for school leaver who would like to embark on a career in the healthcare industry.
Africode Consulting is a Close Corporation that was registered in 2004, registration number CK200402580023
41B Adrienne Street
HEAD OFFICE: Call center:
19 Guillaume Avenue
AFRICODE COMPANY STRUCTURE
Ms. Sithara Satiyadev
Sithara is an Internationally Accredited Professional Coder, one of the very few in South Africa. She is a nationally known coding specialist who has vast experience in the private/public provider and funder healthcare industry. Sithara is actively involved in various industry forums and committees that are responsible for recommending and setting diagnostic, procedural and other health standards in the South African Healthcare Industry. Some of the forums and committees include, The Private Health Information Standards Committee of South Africa (PHISC), The Health Classification Unit at the University of Witwatersrand, The World Health Organisation International Classification of Health Interventions Development Committee and previously The ICD-10 Ministerial Task Team, The National ICD-10 Implementation Task Team, DRG-Sub-committee and the ICD-10 Unit Standards Working group. Sithara is the founding member of Africode and is responsible for the strategic management of the company.
Gayachund is a member of Africode and co-founder with fourteen years in the employee and legal benefits industry, Gayachund brought a wealth of experience on joining the team at Africode in 2004. His focus is to ensure the consolidation of Africode's position in the healthcare market as an innovative and service-oriented provider. He is a director of several companies and serves on the board of Africode Consulting. He is responsible for all legal & ethical affairs, strategic planning, business development and the marketing management of Africode.
Head of IT & security
Knowledge management & systems
Project management for Africode
Oversight of call center for all companies
Operational management of properties
Strategic management of PostNet Boskruin
Ms Marion Renault
Marion is a clinical coder and comes with a
wealth of knowledge in operational management. In her position as operational
executive, Marion is responsible for the administration of Africode.
Head of interior design and architecture
Strategic and operational management of Eso Therapy
Strategic management of some properties
Owner of Pro-Law (AfriCode)
Head of HR and legal for all companies
Strategic management of Eso Therapy
Strategic management of some properties
Head Office: 41B; Adrienne Street. Sandown,Sandton
Main office Call Center: 19 Guillaume Avenue, Bordeaux, Randburg
Africode has a satellite office in Kwazulu Natal. This office provides operational and marketing functions.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Our strategic goals and objectives are based on an inspiration to be recognized as a specialist medical coding company. This distinction is embodied in our entrepreneurial culture which is balanced by our strong coding knowledge and skills, understanding of the private and public health sectors and our ability to be flexible, innovative and client centric.
To provide the highest standard of professional coding in South Africa and other African countries through the application of our entrepreneurial culture and our strong coding knowledge and skills.
We empower people in clinical coding
We thrive on an innovative spirit and complexities
We respect our clients and their beliefs
We pursue excellence through continuing education
Customer support is provided via our helpdesk
facility based in Sandton, Gauteng. In addition, we also employ support
consultants who visit clients on a regular basis to directly assist them with
queries and provide onsite support.
This is a basic ICD-10 distance-learning programme that has built-in assessment components. Learners will receive a certificate of completion on successful complete of this course.
This is a 4-hour ICD-10 training DVD that introduces one to the basics of ICD-10 and the South African Healthcare Industry.
IntelliCode is ICD-10 coding software that has automated ICD-10 coding rules and conventions. This software is a user friendly, time saving coding tool that will improve the quality of coded data. IntelliCode can be used as stand-alone coding tool or it can be fully integrated into a billing or case management system.
U Code is a coding tool was launched in 2018 that has automated clinical coding rules in ICD-10, CCSA/CPT and RPL. Built on the latest technology it can operates on multiple platforms such as iphones, palmtops and desktops. U Code can be utilised as a stand-alone coding tool or integrated into a billing or case management system.
Invoicing management and auditing system & reporting
Development of coding crosswalks, benchmarks, standards and guidelines
Critiquing, enhancement and development of coding software products
Writing and automation of clinical coding & billing rules for organisations
Setting up of clinical coding auditing processes and conducting onsite and
offsite clinical coding audits
Onsite scoping exercise and audits of health stakeholder coding systems and processes
Setting up coding departments within organisations
Coding of provider claims and patient health records
Coding of health protocols, benefit packages and guidelines
Assistance with claims review
Development of discipline specific coding lists
Assistance with development of alternate reimbursement models
Analysis of clinically coded data including Diagnosis Related Group data analysis
Assistance with clinical coding queries (help desk service & support)
Assistance with development of Health Information Systems
Development of coding software/programs
Assistance with development of grouping softwares
Updating of coding structures