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PMI Basics: Introduction to Medical Coding


Medical coders are charged with the responsibility of selecting correct codes for optimal reimbursement while protecting the medical practice from violations due to improper billing. This program provides an introduction to ICD-10-CM, CPT®, and HCPCS Level II coding systems and explores essential coding concepts that directly impact reimbursement for health care services provided in an outpatient setting.

Program Agenda:

  • Overview of the coding process
  • The role of the medical outpatient coder
  • Required training, skills, and abilities: analytical, clinical language, adherence to guidelines
  • Ethics, professionalism, and responsibilities
  • ICD-10-CM, CPT® and HCPCS coding references - what they are and how to use them
  • Explore symbols, punctuation, and abbreviations
  • Explanation of add-on codes, modifiers, bundling and unbundling
  • Coding to the highest degree of specificity
  • Accurate translation of documentation that supports proper code selection
  • Beyond the basics: the importance of certification and those that are recognized examples by CMS
  • Overview of coding audit principles: When, Why, Where and How is coding audited?

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone interested in pursuing a career as a medical coder
  • New outpatient coders
  • Managers, clinical, and administrative staff seeking an overall understanding of the coder's role and responsibilities in the healthcare setting.

Full Schedule


Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.

SessionDate TimeInstructor
1October 21, 20212:00 pm - 3:30 pmSharon Turner
2October 28, 20212:00 pm - 3:30 pmSharon Turner
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CEUs:

PMI 3