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Principles of Coding

Before you code another claim, improve your understanding of the rules of coding and documentation. This class is an essential coding primer with detailed instruction and workbook exercises to quickly improve coding proficiency and accuracy. Get a comprehensive look at the complete reimbursement process for physician services. Receive hundreds of professional tips and guidelines that will 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

• How to use the CPT® & ICD-10-CM code books

• The seven 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

• When to use '95 vs. '97 guidelines

• Benefits of basic medical terminology knowledge

• Reporting additional medical services and supplies not covered under Level I CPT codes

• Valuable guidelines/conventions of coding that apply to all coders regardless of specialty

• Steps for coding unlisted procedures

Who Should Attend

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.


This a basic course for those seeking well-rounded knowledge of coding for physician services.

What to Bring

For maximum benefit, participants should bring current CPT® and ICD-10-CM coding books to this class. Class workbook includes time-saving tips for getting the most out of the CPT® & ICD-10-CM coding manuals. 


Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

PMI CEU APPROVED Earn 6 PMI CEUs for attendance at this program. Practice Management Institute grants CEUs for its certified professionals based on total number of instructional hours (1 CEU per hour of classroom instruction). CEUs may be applied to annual recertification requirements, as directed in the certification renewal requirements for your credential(s).

If you are seeking CEU credits for other certifications or organizations, please contact your organization for pre-approval and credit guidelines. A certificate of attendance will be provided.

Program Schedule

LocationDate / TimeRegister
Map it!EDINBURG TX 2/28/2019
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
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