Discover a Career as a Medical Coder

Discover a Career as a Medical Coder
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Are you interested in a career in the medical industry? This field is rapidly growing and there is high demand for individuals with knowledge of medical office operations, which includes diagnostic and procedural coding. Our Discover a Career as a Medical Coder provides an overview of essential coding concepts that are relevant in today’s coding systems. We will cover the history of the medical coding profession and provide an introduction to HIPAA, CPT, ICD-9-CM, HCPCS and the transition to ICD-10-CM. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize the history of medical coding and how codes are used
  • Identify the principles of CPT and HIPAA
  • Recall chapter specific codes, as well as codes for specific body systems
  • List how to properly record medical documentation

Discover a Career as a Medical Coder Module 1
The Medical Coding Profession

Medical coding is a system that uses specific codes for medical procedures and services patients receive. They are key to accurately preparing medical bills. This week you will be introduced to the PPS (Prospective Payment System), Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs), why medical codes matter and common forms used in the field. We will also discuss ethical responsibilities of medical coders and confidentiality.

  • History of Medical Coding
  • Ethical Responsibilities
  • Training in Medical Coding
  • How Medical Codes Are Used
  • Common Forms Used

Discover a Career as a Medical Coder Module 2
Fundamentals of a Medical Coding System

Whether you are interested in a career in medical coding or just want to learn more about coding itself, it is important to understand the basics of the medical coding system. This module covers current procedure terminology, the foundation of the American Medical Association, the World Health Organization (WHO), anatomy of the ICD-9-CM code, and E-Codes and V-Codes. The overview of HIPAA, how it’s enforced and penalties are also introduced.

  • Current Procedure Terminology
  • History and Usage of the ICD-9-CM
  • What is HIPAA?
  • Using Chapter Specific Codes
  • E-Codes and V-Codes

Discover a Career as a Medical Coder Module 3
Codes for Body Systems

This week provides a comprehensive overview of the body systems and their respective codes. We cover codes for various conditions, procedures, surgeries, infections and female and male specific diseases. Various scenarios are given comparing the codes of the ICD-9-CM and the ICD-10-CM, as well the components of the ICD-10-PCS.

  • Integumentary System
  • Respiratory System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Digestive and Endocrine System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Male and Female Physiology

Discover a Career as a Medical Coder Module 4
Coding Documentation and ICD-10 Transition

Evaluation and Management (E/M) codes are a system that all health care providers in the U.S. must use in order to receive reimbursement by the various health maintenance organizations (HMOs) like Medicare, Medicaid and other private insurance organizations. This week you will learn about the history of medical record documentation, modifying codes and the benefits of the ICD-10-CM transition.

  • Medical Record Documentation
  • E/M Coding
  • Coding Modifiers
  • Surgical Packages
  • Transitioning to ICD-10

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 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player