Lesson 1: Introduction to Medical Coding
The healthcare industry, complex and rigorous even for the most knowledgeable and thorough of professionals, requires that paperwork be submitted both in a highly accurate and very timely manner.
Lesson 2: Introduction to Diagnosis Coding
“Act or process of identifying of determining the nature and cause of a disease or injury through the evaluation and examination of a patient history’s and the review of subsequent laboratory data.”
Lesson 3: ICD-9-CM – What is it?
Introduction to ICD-9-CM coding.
Lesson 4: ICD-9-CM Coding and Structure
Formally known as the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification, most within the healthcare industry tend to call it by its acronym, ICD-9-CM.
Lesson 5: Reimbursement
One of the primary purposes of medical coding, and subsequent billing, is to obtain a reimbursement from the third-party biller.
Lesson 6: ICD-9-CM Coding Practice Problems
Review ICD-9-CM Coding Practice Problems.
Lesson 7: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)
What is CPT?
Lesson 8: CPT Coding and Structure
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) as officially stated encompasses a set of codes, descriptions and guidelines used to distinguish medical procedures performed by physicians and additional healthcare providers.
Lesson 9: Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding
In this lesson we’ll be exploring E/M coding.
Lesson 10: Surgery and Integumentary System Coding
In this lesson we’ll explore surgery and integumentary system coding.
Lesson 11: Anesthesia CPT Codes
Let’s explore the anesthesia CPT codes.
Lesson 12: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal Systems
Cardiovascular, respiratory and musculoskeletal are distinct in terms of their unique terminologies and special cases, they all share the commonality of having a range of codes correlative to anatomical surgeries.
Lesson 13: Radiology and Pathology Coding
We will now turn our attention to the two remaining CPT Manual subsections (outside of medicine and the appendices), those of radiology and pathology.
Lesson 14: CPT Coding Practice Problems
Within the CPT 2007 Standard edition, there are literally tens of thousands of individual CPT codes. Thus, while it would impossible and non-productive (as they change so frequently) to memorize all of the codes, it is a good idea to understand how the ma
Lesson 15: Introduction to Documentation (Medical History)
Health Information Management and Documentation occupies a titanic area within the medical world.
Lesson 16: Medical Examination, Decision Making, Selecting the Correct Code
As a medical coder, your job will be select the most appropriate diagnostic and/or procedural code in order to report encounters, services, tests, treatments, supplies and procedures provided to a patient.
Lesson 17: Issues with Fraud and Abuse
Within the US, hundreds upon hundreds of cases pertaining to medical coding/billing fraud and abuse annually amount to billions of dollars lost to government programs, public and private healthcare companies and third party billers.
- Basic medical terminology
- Basic claims process for medical insurance reimbursement
- Methodologies for completing common insurance forms
- Guidance for using medical billing software
- Introduction to diagnostic and procedural coding systems
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