Online Class: Coding Gastroenterology Workshop

Online course for the experienced coder to gain additional knowledge in specialty coding of the Gastrointestinal Tract and related procedures (CPT 40000 series).

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Course Description

Unlocking Medical Coding: A Comprehensive Guide to the Digestive System

In the intricate world of medical science, understanding the nuances and intricacies of the human body is paramount. As vital as this understanding is the ability to accurately communicate and document this information through standardized codes. Medical coding, the transformation of healthcare diagnosis, procedures, medical services, and equipment into universal medical alphanumeric codes, plays an indispensable role in this communication. This course presents a focused exploration into the world of medical coding, specifically zeroing in on the Digestive System, harnessing the ICD-10-CM and CPT coding manuals as pivotal tools.

Course Overview:

Medical coding, at its heart, is the bridge between medical professionals and insurance companies, ensuring that patients receive the proper care and that practitioners are correctly compensated. Recent surveys indicate that 80% of billing errors arise from incorrect coding, emphasizing the significance of precise coding. This course, through a well-structured curriculum, aims to arm both novice and seasoned coders with the knowledge and expertise required to navigate this crucial realm.

Delving Deeper:

  • Digestive System Medical Terminology (Lesson 1): Foundational to any medical study is terminology. Grasp the essential terms related to the Digestive System, enhancing clarity and accuracy in communication and documentation.

  • CPT Coding (Lesson 2): Diving into the core of procedural codes, this lesson provides insights into the intricacies of CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes. Through real-world scenarios, students can understand the application of these codes, ensuring precision in their professional endeavors.

  • Procedural Terminology and Surgical Instruments (Lesson 3): Enhancing the depth of the course, this lesson delves into the procedures related to the Digestive System. Comprehending the terminology of various surgical instruments amplifies the coder's proficiency, making them well-equipped to handle intricate coding scenarios in Gastroenterology procedures.

  • Gastroenterology CPT Coding (Lesson 4): With a magnified focus on Gastroenterology, this lesson dives into the specific codes pertinent to this medical specialization. Understand the nuances and application of codes related to diseases, disorders, and procedures of the Digestive System, specifically within the CPT 40000 series.

Who is this Course For?

  1. For the Experienced Coder: This course isn't just a basic overview. It presents an opportunity for seasoned coders to refine and update their knowledge, specifically within the realms of Gastroenterology and Colorectal specialty coding.

  2. For the Novice: For those new to the field, this course acts as a guiding light. Grasping the foundational principles, understanding the guidelines as implemented across the coding industry, and gaining the confidence to accurately assign codes are essential steps in the journey of a budding coder. Moreover, as many students aim for coding certification, practicing speed and accuracy through the course's scenarios is invaluable.


Medical coding is more than just numbers and letters; it's the language of medicine transformed into a universally understood format. This course offers a deep dive into the Digestive System, enabling students to understand, apply, and excel in their coding endeavors. Whether you're starting out or looking to sharpen your skills further, this comprehensive guide promises to be an indispensable asset in your professional journey. Join us, and let's decode the world of medical coding together!

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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1_ Digestive System Medical Terminology

A review of medical terminology and word parts are discussed in this lesson. While medical terminology is a valuable source of information when coding, this class will not go into extensive detail on every structure of this system. A review of the suggest 25 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Assignment 1_Medical Review

Lesson 2_CPT Coding

An overview of CPT code assignment is discussed in this lesson. The relationship between assigning a CPT and ICD-10-CM code and how it is applied on an insurance claim form is also discussed. 25 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: Modifiers
  • Complete: Assignment 2_CPT Section Structure

Lesson 3_Procedural Terminology and Surgical Instruments

This lesson focuses on Procedure/Surgery Terms and on some of the instruments used by the Gastroenterologist. The primary focus of this lesson is to become familiar with these terms to help make CPT coding less of a challenge. 25 Total Points
  • Complete: Assignment 3_Digestive Procedures & Instruments

Lesson 4_Gastroenterology CPT Coding

Attention to detail is important when assigning the correct CPT code. A range of endoscopic CPT codes will be discussed. By studying the lesson material, locating the CPT code that corresponds to medical documentation will make the process of coding a lo 25 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Assignment 4_The Colonoscopy
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define digestive system medical terms.
  • Summarize coding rules and conventions.
  • Demonstrate CPT Coding procedures.
  • Define procedural terms and describe surgical instruments.
  • Demonstrate competency in Gastroenterology CPT Coding.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Coding Gastroenterology Workshop
Course Number: 31569
Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (124 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 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
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $170.00 U.S. dollars

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