Online Training Course

PMI Basics: Introduction to CPT Coding

This course provides basic instructions in procedural coding in the AMA CPT-4 manual for the medical practice or other outpatient setting. 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.

CEUs

3

Length

180 min

Price

$99


This course provides basic instructions in procedural coding in the AMA CPT-4 manual for the medical practice or other 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.

Course Highlights

  • Overview of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) coding process
  • Understand the coder's role and responsibility
  • Learn proper use of the CPT® coding book
  • Review code examples
  • Hands on practice utilizing your CPT code set manual

Who Should Attend

  • Novice outpatient coders
  • Managers, clinical and administrative staff seeking an overall understanding of the coder's role and responsibilities in the healthcare setting.
  • Experienced specialty coders seeking a refresher on other sections of CPT coding basics.

Recorded August 3 and 10, 2017

Tom Stevens

CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CCS-P, CPC


Tom has more than 20 years of experience in medical practice management, coding, revenue recovery, compliance, and regulatory changes. He also has a long history teaching proper coding guidelines to both clinical and non-clinical staff. He has served as a consultant and coding analyst where he has facilitated proper documentation flow and been responsible for medical record compliance. He has hired, trained, and supervised coders for a variety of specialties including cardiology, pulmonology, nephrology, psychiatry, family practice, oncology and neurology. His in-depth experience has helped the medical practices with which he has been associated increase their overall profitability and improve documentation, coding, billing and collection protocols and accuracy.

Tom's warm and enthusiastic teaching style exhibits his genuine desire to engage his audience as he shares best practices from his collective experience and that of the PMI faculty. The ever-evolving face of medicine and the requirements placed on medical practices mandates that medical professionals up their game in acquiring and updating knowledge and strategies for effective medical practice management. Tom is a master at helping you do this.

This is a basic-level course. Content assumes an awareness of the role of medical coding in relation to outpatient provider reimbursement. Participants will need a self-supplied, current CPT code set manual for this course.

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