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Course Description

This self-study medical coding course will emphasize the rules and guidelines on the CPT coding manual.

The course benefits those who work or want to work in the medical field whether it be as a medical biller, medical coder, medical collector, or medical office administrator. 

The class format is designed to help the beginner coder learn and understand the concept of coding using the CPT-4 coding manual.

The course is designed to help the experienced coder gain additional knowledge and  practice on their speed in preparation for the coding certification exam. 

Coding scenarios are provided to help the student continue his/her knowledge in the field of medical coding.

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define and describe the CPT Coding System.
  • Define and recognize Modifiers, Sections, and Symbols of CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Evaluation and Management CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Anesthesia CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Surgery and the Surgical CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Integumentary CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Musculoskeletal System CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Respiratory CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Cardiovascular CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Digestive System CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Urinary CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Male and Female Genital CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Maternity CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Nervous System CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Radiology and Pathology CPT.
  • Describe and demonstrate coding Medicine CPT, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 

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Introduction to the CPT Coding System

Information about medical care is exchanged with the use of a numerical system, called a CPT code, which translates into the description of a medical service, procedure, or service. 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: Where to Find CPT Codes
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Intro to CPT Coding Systems
  • Complete: Exam/Intro to CPT Coding

Modifiers, Sections, and Symbols of CPT

This lesson will cover modifiers, sections, and symbols found in the CPT manual. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Modifier Flash Cards; Symbols
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Modifiers, Sections & Symbols of CPT
  • Complete: Exam/Modifiers-Sections and Symbols of CPT

Evaluation and Management CPT Section

This section of the CPT manual contains coding guidelines for medical office visits, consultations, nursing home, home visits, etc. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Evalation and Management; Evaluation and Management Quiz
  • Take Poll: Who would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment _Evaluation & Management Section
  • Complete: Exam/Evaluation & Management

Anesthesia CPT Section

Anesthesia procedure codes are reported using CPT codes beginning with "0". In addition, other codes are used for reporting anesthesia services provided under unusual circumstances. This lesson also covers the anesthesia modifiers. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Anesthesiologists Center; Codes and Units
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Anesthesia Section
  • Complete: Exam/Anesthesia Section

Surgery and the Surgical Package

Information on the Surgery Section and the Surgical Package are provided in this lesson to help the student apply the information when coding from the Surgery Section of the CPT coding manual. 200 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Surgical Package FAQ; Surgical Packages Quiz; Surgery Coding Guidelines
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete Assignment: Unbundling
  • Complete Exam: Basic Elements of the Surgical Package

General & Integumentary CPT Section

The General & Integumentary System consists of subheadings to include skin, nails, repair, destruction, and breast. Subcategories include incision & drainage, excision, paring, and biopsy. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Conditions of the Skin; Documentation Challenges for Skin and Dermatology Coding
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Integumentary System
  • Complete: Exam/Integumentary System

Musculoskeletal System CPT Section

Understand and apply coding guidelines found throughout the Musculoskeletal System in the CPT coding manual. Familiarize yourself with how the codes are arranged. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Skeletal Formation Medical Information; Musculosketel Codes Flashcards
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Musculoskeletal System
  • Complete: Exam/Musculoskeletal System

Respiratory CPT Section

This lesson will cover the Respiratory section and guidelines. Some of the procedures covered in the lesson will include nasal endoscopy and bronchoscopy coding. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Respiratory System Flash Cards; Quiz
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Respiratory System
  • Complete: Exam/Respiratory System

Cardiovascular CPT Section

The cardiovascular subsection contains procedures involving the heart, pericardium, arteries, and veins. Codes for cardio procedures found in the Medicine Section will also be discussed in this lesson. 100 Total Points
  • Review Article: Coding Cardiovascular Procedures Flashcards
  • Review Video: Cardiovascular System Video
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete Exam: Cardiovascular Section

Digestive System CPT Section

This lesson will focus on common procedures of the Digestive System, such as tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, endoscopies and hernia repair. The guidelines will also be reviewed. 200 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Digestive System; Code Quiz; CPT Codes Quiz
  • Take Poll: How woul you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Digestive System
  • Complete: Exam/Digestive Section

Urinary CPT Section

This lesson will cover coding and guidelines for the Urinary Section of the CPT manual. Coding tips are provided for coding procedures from this section. 100 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Urinary System Codes Quiz; Appropriate Coding of Ultrasound in Urology
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Exam/Urinary System

Male and Female Genital CPT Section

Specific codes are assigned when reporting procedures on the anatomy of the male and female. Coding tips will be provided to assist the coder 200 Total Points
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Male and Female Genital Systems
  • Complete: Exam/Male & Female Genital Section

Maternity CPT Section

Maternity Care and Delivery coding and guidelines are discussed in this lesson. Understanding the Obstetric Package is important when coding from this section. 200 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Coding for Maternity Services; HMSA Provider Resource Center
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Maternity Section
  • Complete: Exam/Maternity Section

Nervous System CPT Section

The Nervous System section contains subsections that describe diagnostic and therapeutic procedures from the nervous system. CPT coding involving the brain and spinal cord will be discussed in this lesson. 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: CPT Nervous System Surgery Codes Quiz
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Complete: Assignment_Nervous System
  • Complete: Exam/Nervous System Section

Radiology and Pathology CPT Sections

This lesson will cover the Radiology and Pathology Sections of the CPT Manual. Steps to proper assignment of the CPT code for these sections are added as a guide to the novice coder. 200 Total Points
  • Review Article: Ultrasound_Watch the baby's growth
  • Take Poll: How would you rate this lesson?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment_Radiology and Pathology Sections
  • Complete: Exam/Radiology and Pathology Sections
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Total Course Points

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Course Title: CPT Coding for Beginners
Course Number: 7550018
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: Professional (Novice Level)
CEU Value: 2.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Diana Wilson, CPC, CPC-I, CPMA
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $129.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $154.00

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