Continuous changes in the medical billing and coding profession, as well as HIPAA changes, have created an incredible demand for people trained in coding. The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Program is designed for students who have previous coding experience, a basic coding education, or who have completed the Medical Billing and Coding program. CPT, ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II), and HCPCS Level II coding are covered in this program, along with information on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), compliance and reimbursement issues, Official ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, and much more. You'll get important tips to increase your accuracy in code selections and make the billing process smoother, resulting in quicker and better reimbursement.
This program will prepare you for the Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) once other exam eligibility requirements are met.
Prerequisite: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate OR Administrative Medical Specialist Certificate (or a minimum of 2 years coding experience).
Before registering for this course, students should have an understanding of CPT-4 (CPT), ICD-9-CM (ICD-9), and HCPCS coding principles.
- ICD-9 diagnostic coding, including subcategories and supplementary classifications.
- Primary and principal diagnoses.
- CPT coding: How to use modifiers, specific codes, and section guidelines, and how to remain up-to-date with CPT coding changes.
- Ten critical steps for better reimbursement through increased accuracy and compliance in CPT coding.
- Evaluation & Management (E & M) Code: Simplifying code selection, plus understanding and applying the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) E & M documentation guidelines (DG).
- Official ICD-9-CM coding guidelines for diagnostic coding, including guidelines for outpatient coding and information on how to identify the special circumstances specified in the guidelines.
- Information on when to use unlisted procedures.
- National and local HCPCS codes and modifiers.
Materials included: The Next Step: Medical Coding and The Professional Review Guide for the CCS-P Examination
Note: As a current coder seeking more in-depth knowledge, students should already have a set of coding books. They are not provided. Students are expected to have their own current year CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM coding books.
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Requirements: You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days.
You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion.
There are no refunds for this course.
For questions on this course, please contact the online coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-499-3355.