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This online course prepares students for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) coding accreditation examinations, as well as the American Health Information Management Associate (AHIMA) coding accreditation examinations. Students will learn how to read and interpret clinical documentation, apply coding guidelines and use their medical knowledge to assign CPT codes appropriately.
Note: This course is intended for individuals pursuing the Medical Coding Certificate Program and requires previous Coding knowledge in order to enroll.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Navigate the CPT codebook and identify the uses of the conventions, index, numeric section, and appendices.
  • Recognize modifiers that can be appended to CPT procedure codes, as well as identify when their use is appropriate.
  • Calculate and assign CPT Evaluation and Management codes.
  • Identify the meaning and purposes of procedural code audits and how to apply them.
  • Apply the guidelines for the six main sections of the CPT.
  • Assign codes from each of the six main sections of the CPT.
  • Identify the uses of CPT Category II and Category III codes.
  • Navigate the HCPCS Level II codebook and apply its contents, including the conventions, index, tabular list, levels of use, Table of Drugs and Biologicals, and appendices.
  • Describe the use of coding guidelines and reporting requirements.
  • Practice case studies and more complex code assignments using CPT and HCPCS Level II codes.
  • Review examples of RBRVS, APCs, ASCs, and E/M services.

Course Number: MEDC-40020
Credit: 4.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Medical Coding

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