CPT Coding for Beginners
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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.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
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Introduction to the CPT Coding SystemInformation 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.
Modifiers, Sections, and Symbols of CPTThis lesson will cover modifiers, sections, and symbols found in the CPT manual.
Evaluation and Management CPT SectionThis section of the CPT manual contains coding guidelines for medical office visits, consultations, nursing home, home visits, etc.
Anesthesia CPT SectionAnesthesia 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.
Surgery and the Surgical PackageInformation 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.
General & Integumentary CPT SectionThe General & Integumentary System consists of subheadings to include skin, nails, repair, destruction, and breast. Subcategories include incision & drainage, excision, paring, and biopsy.
Musculoskeletal System CPT SectionUnderstand and apply coding guidelines found throughout the Musculoskeletal System in the CPT coding manual. Familiarize yourself with how the codes are arranged.
Respiratory CPT SectionThis lesson will cover the Respiratory section and guidelines. Some of the procedures covered in the lesson will include nasal endoscopy and bronchoscopy coding.
Cardiovascular CPT SectionThe 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.
Digestive System CPT SectionThis 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.
Urinary CPT SectionThis lesson will cover coding and guidelines for the Urinary Section of the CPT manual. Coding tips are provided for coding procedures from this section.
Male and Female Genital CPT SectionSpecific codes are assigned when reporting procedures on the anatomy of the male and female. Coding tips will be provided to assist the coder
Maternity CPT SectionMaternity Care and Delivery coding and guidelines are discussed in this lesson. Understanding the Obstetric Package is important when coding from this section.
Nervous System CPT SectionThe 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.
Radiology and Pathology CPT SectionsThis 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.
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Course Title: CPT Coding for BeginnersCourse Number: 7550018Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countriesCourse 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 earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsInstructor: Diana Wilson, CPC, CPC-I, CPMASyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $129.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $154.00
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Learning OutcomesBy 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.
Assignment_Intro to CPT Coding Systems Assignment 100 Exam/Intro to CPT Coding Exam 100 Assignment_Modifiers, Sections & Symbols of CPT Assignment 100 Exam/Modifiers-Sections and Symbols of CPT Exam 100 Assignment _Evaluation & Management Section Assignment 100 Exam/Evaluation & Management Exam 100 Assignment_Anesthesia Section Assignment 100 Exam/Anesthesia Section Exam 100 Unbundling Assignment 100 Basic Elements of the Surgical Package Exam 100 Assignment_Integumentary System Assignment 100 Exam/Integumentary System Exam 100 Assignment_Musculoskeletal System Assignment 100 Exam/Musculoskeletal System Exam 100 Assignment_Respiratory System Assignment 100 Exam/Respiratory System Exam 100 Cardiovascular Section Exam 100 Assignment_Digestive System Assignment 100 Exam/Digestive Section Exam 100 Exam/Urinary System Exam 100 Assignment_Male and Female Genital Systems Assignment 100 Exam/Male & Female Genital Section Exam 100 Assignment_Maternity Section Assignment 100 Exam/Maternity Section Exam 100 Assignment_Nervous System Assignment 100 Exam/Nervous System Section Exam 100 Assignment_Radiology and Pathology Sections Assignment 100 Exam/Radiology and Pathology Sections Exam 100 Total Points: 2800
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