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, E & M 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 Professional Coder (CPC) certification exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).
Prerequisite: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate OR Administrative Medical Specialist Certificate (or a minimum of 2 years coding experience)
- Increase accuracy of ICD-9 disease classification coding while using the acquired knowledge of CMS guidelines and chapter specifics.
- Gain a complete understanding of the use of modifiers, section guidelines and the uses of specific CPT codes.
- Know the difference between national and local HCPCS codes and modifiers.
- Know how to use the Internet for looking up Local Medical Review Policies (LMRP), state specific guidelines, compliance issues, and other issues of coding and billing.
Materials included: The Next Step: Medical Coding. The CPC Study Guide is provided when course is completed
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.
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