MEDICAL CODING CERTIFICATION

Course Overview

Medical coding is a vital element in the healthcare industry as it affects almost every aspect of medical services. The clinical data that can be yield from this practice helps medical institutions and insurance companies effectively plan for healthcare services, facilitate the payment of medical services rendered, enhance the level of care provided to patients, and manage the costs that go into research, legal actions and delivery of medical care.

Medical coding is also a booming profession. The recent adoption of new coding standards has created a shortage for qualified medical coders who are capable of providing detailed coder records. As a result, many hospitals and other medical institutions are opening their doors to hire more coders to minimise losses and prevent the disruption of providing quality medical services to patients.

For those who are thinking of getting into medical coding, this Medical Coding course is an ideal basic orientation to the practice. More than just discussing the concepts and principles of medical coding, it also gives an overview of medical terminology and body systems, medical office procedures and specialties, and various coding systems. Topics relevant to medical coding, such as law and ethics, coding errors, information confidentiality and more, are also given attention on this course.

Simply put, this course provides practical information about medical coding in a clear and concise manner so you can understand the basic systems and processes that make medical billing and payment, reimbursement and insurance coverage work. It is also a useful resource to build your knowledge and skills to become a medical coder.

Course Highlights

  • 24/7 access to quality course content and materials for 12 weeks
  • Seamless compatibility across all devices and browsers
  • End of module assessments to test your knowledge of the covered topics
  • Access to dedicated online support throughout course duration
Course Duration

The Medical Coding Certification requires 40 hours to complete. Take note that the aforementioned learning hours is just an estimate. The duration to complete the entire course still depends on your learning pace. Since the course can be accessed anytime online, you may choose to learn the lessons in multiple sessions or cover the entire course in one go.

Course Certification

Upon finishing the Medical Coding Certification, you will receive a certificate of completion from Skills on Projects. This certificate will be in PDF format and will be sent to the email address you have used on sign up. No additional fee will be charged to secure this certification. Use it to boost your CV and apply your professional medical coding qualifications to improve the system of any healthcare institution.

Course Outline
  • Module 1: Fundamentals Of Medical Coding
    • Coding: Its Definition And Importance
    • The Path Towards A Coding Career
    • Necessary Tools For The Job
    • Medical Coding Business Startup
  • Module 2: Different Types Of Codes
    • The HCPCS
    • The ICD Coding System
  • Module 3: The HCPCS Second Level
    • HCPCS Level II: Its Purpose
    • Different Types of Codes
    • Code Modifiers
  • Module 4: CPT Manual Essentials
    • Importance of The CPT Manual
    • CPT Manual: Its Format
    • The Index as a Guide
    • Symbols In The Manual
    • Basic Guidelines for Coding
  • Module 5: The E/M Coding System
    • The Use of E/M
    • Difference Between The CPT And ICD Codes
    • E/M Coding Guidelines
    • E/M Code Selection Criteria
  • Module 6: Coding Anesthesia Services and General Surgeries
    • The Anesthesiology Department
    • Proper Coding of Anesthetic Procedures
    • Fundamentals of Coding General Surgeries
  • Module 7: Basics of The Integumentary System
    • Basic Anatomy of The Integumentary System
    • Coding With The ICD-9-CM
    • Coding With The CPT Manual
    • CPT Codes For Skin Procedures
  • Module 8: Coding Orthopaedic Cases
    • Handling and Coding Fractures
    • Handling and Coding Dislocations
    • Handling and Coding Arthropathy
    • Handling and Coding Vertebral Disorders
    • Handling and Coding Other Conditions
  • Module 9: Fundamentals of Cardiology Coding
    • Cardiology Procedures
    • ICD-9-CM Codes For Cardiology
    • CPT Codes For Cadiology
  • Module 10: OB/GYN Coding Essentials
    • Basic Anatomy and Physiology: Female Reproductive System
    • Coding OB/GYN Cases
    • The ICD-9-CM Guidelines
    • Obstetrics Services
    • Gynecology Services
  • Module 11: Coding Radiology, Pathology, And Laboratory Services
    • The Radiology Unit
    • CPT Manual for Radiology
    • The Pathology and Laboratory Units
  • Module 12: Coding Medicine-Related Transactions
    • Basic Guidelines of Medicine Coding
    • The Medicine Unit of The CPT Manual
  • Module 13: Basic Knowledge On Billings And Collections
    • The Coder’s Role in Billing
    • How Fees Are Charged
    • Payment of Medical Services
    • The Billing Process
    • The Process of Bill Collection
  • Module 14: Filing Claim Forms
    • The Health Insurance Claim Form
    • How To Fill Out A Claim Form
  • Module 15: Medical Assistance Programs
    • Dealing with Medicaid
    • Dealing with Medicare
    • Dealing with HMOS
    • Dealing with Tricare/ Champva
    • Dealing with Worker’s Compensation
    • Dealing with BS/BC
  • Module 16: Coder’s Role In Payments
    • The Payment Cycle
    • The Cms 1500 Forms
    • Making Claim Appeals
    • The Auditing Process
  • Module 17: Coding Inpatient Transactions
    • ICD-9-CM Coding In Hospitals
    • Inpatient Coding Guidelines
    • Assigning Inpatient Codes
    • Methods of Hospital Reimbursement

Minimum Technological Requirements

Device and Browser

Access the course from any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device. You also need an updated browser such as Chrome, Firefox or Internet Explorer 11.

Pen and Paper

Important points are spread throughout the course. A pen and paper will come in handy in such situation, so you can jot down the things you need to remember.

Internet Access

To participate in the online aspects of the course, you need to have access to a stable Internet connection.

Interested in Becoming a Medical Coder?

Our Medical Coding Certification will prepare you for this exciting career by helping you develop skills that matter for the job and are sought after in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, insurance agencies, physician clinics and nursing homes. Enrol now!

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