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This course provides basic instructions in procedural coding in the AMA CPT-4 manual for the medical practice or outpatient setting. Medical coders must be able to use the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) manual correctly and ensure the 5 digit code(s) selected matches supporting documentation and understand the guidelines that health insurance carriers expect healthcare providers to follow when billing for services rendered.
Participants will learn to identify the main term and select the medical, surgical, and/or diagnostic procedure or service that accurately describes what is supported by the documentation in the medical record. Each major section of CPT has its own set of rules, notes, and instructions - coders must comprehend these in order to code properly. Understand Current Procedural Terminology coding language including terms like add-on code, fragmenting, bundling and unbundling. Learn to pay attention to symbols and notes, read section guidelines, and append the proper modifier when needed. Includes instructional companion manual and access to faculty to address specific questions.
Who Should Attend
This is a basic-level course. Content assumes an awareness of the role of medical coding in relation to outpatient provider reimbursement.
What to Bring
Participants will need a self-supplied, current CPT code set manual for this course.
Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.