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Principles of Coding

Before you code another claim, improve your understanding of the rules of coding and documentation. This course is an essential coding primer with detailed instruction and workbook exercises to quickly improve coding proficiency and accuracy. The instructor will provide step-by-step guidance through he complete reimbursement process for physician services. Receive hundreds of professional tips and guidelines that will make you a more efficient, versatile, and accurate coder.

Coders, auditors, providers, clinical, and practice staff involved in medical coding will receive a comprehensive review of medical coding guidelines. Consultants, compliance officers, and office managers may also benefit. Participants are encouraged to turn on their webcams and fully engage with the instructor and their peers in this highly interactive program.

Course Overview

  1. Complete a comprehensive review of ICD-10 diagnostic coding, CPT®, HCPCS Level II coding systems
  2. Use the language of coding to tell the story of the patient encounter
  3. Maximize productivity when you learn to use your coding books more effectively
  4. Learn the importance of documentation and proper code selection

*If you're goal is to earn the Certified Medical Coder credential, enroll in our next online course now and you'll receive this class FREE!

Curriculum/knowledge areas covered:

  • What payers want and why
  • The role of each coding language and how they fit together
  • Proper use of the CPT® & ICD-10-CM code books
  • Understand the components used in defining the levels of E/M services
  • How to read a source document
  • How to locate a code from the index
  • Definition of a new patient vs. established patient
  • How to manage multiple E/M coding and documentation guidelines
  • How to apply prolonged service codes for office and other outpatient services
  • Benefits of basic medical terminology knowledge
  • Tips for appending modifiers appropriately
  • Valuable guidelines/conventions of coding that apply to all coders regardless of specialty
  • Steps for coding unlisted procedures

Full Schedule

Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.

SessionDate TimeInstructor
1October 08, 20241:00 pm - 4:00 pmJan Hailey
2October 15, 20241:00 pm - 4:00 pmJan Hailey
Fee: $349.00Register

Can't attend a live session? Register anyway and you'll receive a link to the recording by the next business day.

This live instructor-led online class includes digital course materials. Schedule: September 26 and October 3, 2023 from 2-5 pm Eastern / 1-4 pm Central / 12-3 pm Mountain / 11 - 2 pm Pacific. Registrants receive login instructions a few days prior to the first online session. Participants are encouraged to turn on their webcams and fully engage with the instructor and their peers in this highly interactive program. Students are required to have self-supplied current editions of ICD-10-CM and CPT code set manuals to participate in this course.

Target Audience

Providers and coding/billing professionals are encouraged to attend.


This content covered in this course assumes a basic to intermediate understanding of E/M coding and documentation.

Required Materials

For maximum benefit and full participation, self-provided current CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding books are required to complete hands-on coding exercises.