Online Training Course

Prod ID: 330
Principles of Coding

This course is the essential coding primer with detailed instruction and hands-on coding practice exercises to quickly improve proficiency and accuracy in medical coding. It is a perfect precursor to the Certified Medical Coder (CMC)® program.

CEUs

6

Length

320 min

Price

$299

Before you code another claim, improve your understanding of the rules of coding and documentation. Gain a comprehensive look at coding as a key element of the reimbursement process for provider services. This program is the essential coding primer with detailed instruction and hands-on coding practice exercises to advance skills in proper code selection. Includes E/M code and documentation changes for 2021.

Linda D'Spain

CMPE, CMC, CMIS, CMOM, CMCO, CMCA-E/M


Linda is President of her medical practice management consulting firm, D'Spain Consulting. She travels the country conducting national seminars, workshops and webinars and consulting with physician practices, hospitals and medical societies on healthcare reimbursement, documentation guidelines, procedural and diagnostic coding, financial management, human resources, medical office management and compliance with fraud and abuse, OSHA, and HIPAA. She has also served as an Independent Review Organization (IRO) for the Office of the Inspector General and consulted for the Texas Medical and Dental Boards.

With more than 30 years of experience in medical practice management, Linda has managed cardiology, cardiothoracic, vascular surgery, physical therapy, orthopedics, pediatric orthopedics, gynecology and reproductive endocrinology and large multispecialty group practices. She maintained broad responsibilities in business and clinical operations, financial management, governance and organizational dynamics, human resource management, marketing, customer service, compliance, information system management, mergers and acquisitions and risk management.

Linda has attained all five PMI certifications. She also has a degree in Business Administration and is a Board Certified Medical Practice Executive through the American College of Medical Practice Executives, a member of the San Antonio Medical Group Managers Association (MGMA) and has served as an advisory board member with PMI.

This program is designed for coders, auditors, providers, clinical, and practice staff involved in learning or reviewing the basics of all aspects of medical coding. Consultants, compliance officers and office managers may also benefit.

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

Before you code another claim, improve your understanding of the rules of coding and documentation. Gain a comprehensive look at coding  as a key element of the reimbursement process for provider services. Receive dozens of professional tips to make you a more efficient, versatile, and accurate coder. 

Course Overview

  1. A comprehensive look at 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 

Participants will gain excellent comprehension in all the following areas:

  • 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
  • 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 

Self-paced online program includes unlimited review of previously recorded instruction for 6 months and a downloadable e-manual.

 

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