Medical Coding Courses 

The student will learn principles of medical coding related to the three main coding books:

  • CPT®

  • ICD-10-CM Code Set

  • HCPCS Level II

 

This course is recommended for anyone who is preparing for a career in medical coding and strongly recommended for anyone who is preparing for AAPC’s CPC certification examination.

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Course Objectives 

•   Understand and apply the official ICD-10-CM coding guidelines

•   Apply coding conventions when assigning diagnoses and procedure codes

•   Identify the information in appendices of the CPT® code book

•   Explain the determination of the levels of E/M services

•   Code a wide variety of patient services using CPT®, ICD-10-CM, and HCPCS Level II codes

•   List the major features of HCPCS Level II codes

•   Provide practical application of coding operative reports and evaluation and management services

Course

Content 

• The Business of Medicine

• Accurate ICD-10-CM Coding

• Introduction to CPT®, HCPCS Level II, and Modifiers

• Integumentary System

• Musculoskeletal System

• Respiratory System

 

• Cardiovascular System

• Hemic & Lymphatic Systems, Mediastinum, Diaphragm

• Digestive System

• Urinary System and Male Genital System

• Female Reproductive System and Maternity Care & Delivery

• Endocrine System and Nervous System

• Special Senses (Ocular and Auditory)

• Anesthesia • Radiology

• Pathology & Laboratory

• Evaluation & Management Services

• Medicine • Final Exam

Methods of Evaluation 

The instructional methods used include: 

  • Reading assignments

  • Practice exercises

  • Audio/video lectures

  • Chapter review exams

  • Final exam

To receive a certificate of completion, students must successfully complete the

course within the 16 WEEK TIME FRAME AND HAVE A $0 BALANCE AT THE END OF THE 16 WEEKS.

 

Successful course completion includes:

• An attempt of all required assignments

• A passing score of 70% or higher on all chapter exams

• A passing score of 70% or higher on the final exam

• An overall final course score of 70% or higher

No reduced hours in the course or tuition discount for previous education or training will be granted.