Introducing our comprehensive online course: Become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) – Master the Art of Medical Coding and Billing!
Are you ready to embark on a rewarding journey that opens doors to a dynamic and in-demand career in the healthcare industry? Look no further! Our course is meticulously designed to equip you with the skills and expertise to become a sought-after Certified Coding Specialist.
Join us and discover the fascinating world of medical coding and billing, where precision meets opportunity. As a CCS, you will be at the forefront of healthcare documentation, ensuring accurate coding for diagnoses, procedures, and services. Your proficiency in this vital field will not only help maintain comprehensive patient health histories but also facilitate smooth claims processing for insurance companies.
Why choose our course? We provide you with the perfect blend of knowledge and practical skills, empowering you to excel in the challenging world of medical coding. Here’s what sets us apart:
Comprehensive Curriculum: Our course covers the entire spectrum of medical coding and billing, from fundamental principles to advanced techniques. You will master the intricacies of ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS code sets, ensuring you can accurately capture and communicate essential medical information.
Expert Guidance: Learn from industry professionals who have years of hands-on experience in medical coding and billing. Our instructors will guide you every step of the way, offering valuable insights and practical tips to enhance your skills.
Real-World Practice: Put your knowledge into action with immersive, real-world coding scenarios. Our interactive exercises and case studies will challenge you to apply your understanding of coding guidelines and conventions, preparing you for the complexities of the job.
Exam Preparation: We understand the importance of certification in advancing your career. That’s why our course includes comprehensive exam preparation materials. You’ll gain access to practice exams, study guides, and targeted resources to ensure you feel confident and ready to ace the CCS certification exam.
Career Opportunities: With the healthcare industry experiencing rapid growth, the demand for skilled coding specialists is soaring. Upon completing our course and earning your CCS certification, you’ll be highly marketable in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Open doors to a fulfilling and stable career with abundant growth prospects.
Don’t miss this chance to become a Certified Coding Specialist and unlock endless possibilities in the world of medical coding and billing. Enroll now and embark on a journey that will transform your professional life!
Please note: Successful completion of this course qualifies you to take the official CCS certification exam, administered by the appropriate credentialing organization. Passing the exam will earn you the esteemed designation of Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and further validate your expertise in medical coding and billing.
Let’s embark on this exciting adventure together – the world of medical coding and billing awaits you!
Online Medical Coding and Billing Course Includes
- Copies of all slides used in the course
- Practice exam questions/test
- Earning a certificate of completion is your first step to becoming a Medical Coding Specialist
Wendy Bell Our Complete Anatomy, ICD, CPT, and Medical Billing course encompasses everything Medical Coder students need to know to successfully pass the test required to secure relevant employment in the healthcare field and become a Medical Coding Specialist.
Description of Clinical Concepts and Medical Coding and Billing
Unlock Your Potential in the Thriving Healthcare Industry!
Are you ready to embark on an exciting journey into the world of Medical Billing? Look no further! Our cutting-edge course is specifically designed to equip you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to excel in this rapidly growing field.
Imagine having the power to communicate fluently in the language of medicine. Our course starts with a dynamic Anatomy Module, where you’ll unravel the mysteries of the human body system by system. Learn to decipher medical terminology effortlessly using root words, prefixes, and suffixes. With an emphasis on essential medical conditions, you’ll gain a deep understanding of the intricacies of the human body, setting the stage for your success.
Next, dive into the world of medical coding and unleash your potential! Our comprehensive ICD and CPT Modules will take you on a captivating journey through the history of coding. Delve into the fascinating realm of outpatient guidelines and decode the meaning behind each code, from diagnosis codes to extension codes and codes for diseases. By meticulously examining operative reports and diagrams, you’ll master the art of linking medical conditions to their rightful codes. Prepare yourself to become a coding virtuoso!
But that’s not all! Our course goes above and beyond by covering vital aspects of medical billing and reimbursement. Stay up-to-date with federal compliance rules and regulations, ensuring you’re well-versed in the intricate process from the initial patient visit to receiving that cherished check from insurance or the patient. We’ll guide you step-by-step, empowering you with the knowledge to navigate the complex world of medical billing effortlessly.
To ensure your success, we provide a wealth of additional resources. From flashcards and diagrams to interactive coding examples derived from real-life scenarios, you’ll have all the tools you need to conquer any challenge. Plus, with the freedom to progress through the course at your own pace, you’ll enjoy a personalized learning experience from the comfort of your own space.
Oh, and did we mention the incredible opportunity to become a Certified Coding Specialist? Yes, upon successful completion of our course, you’ll be equipped with the skills and expertise that employers are seeking in this thriving field. Embrace a world of endless possibilities as you unlock doors to rewarding job opportunities.
But wait, there’s more! We understand your desire to excel, so we’ve included an extra exam at the end of the course to solidify your knowledge and showcase your newfound expertise. This additional certification will set you apart from the crowd, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.
Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity! Join our Medical Billing course today and embrace a future filled with success, growth, and endless possibilities. Enroll now and let your journey to greatness begin!
Completing the course to become a Certified Coding Specialist will give you valuable knowledge.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the function and structure of the human body
- Understand common disorders that occur within various body systems for diagnostic coding
- Understand and apply diagnostic for ICD-10 coding and ICD-11coding
- Understand and apply procedure coding (CPT)
- Understand the use of appropriate modifiers and their impact on clinical documentation
- Apply billing concepts used to pay claims and work insurance denials
- Creating and using code clusters for electronic health records accurately and efficiently
- Update and maintain medical records while reducing ICD-10 coding and ICD-11 Coding errors
Any student who wants to work in the healthcare industry or who wants to develop the necessary abilities to become certified as a medical coder or a Certified Coding Specialist should take Medical Coding and Billing.
Module 1: Anatomy
1.2 Human Body
1.4 Bones, Muscles, and Joints
1.5 Heart and Blood Vessels
1.7 Stomach, Intestines, and Colon
1.8 Kidney, Bladder, Prostate, and More
1.9 Uterus, Ovaries, and Female Parts
1.12 Ear, Nose, and Throat
1.15 Brain and Spinal Cord
Module 2: Diagnosis Coding
2.1 Overview of ICD
2.2 Outpatient Guidelines
2.3 Infectious and Parasitic
2.5 Diseases of the Blood and Blood Organs
2.6 Endocrine, Nutritional, and Metabolic Diseases
2.7 Mental and Behavioral Health
2.8 Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Puerperium
2.9 Conditions Originating in the Perinatal Period
2.10 Symptoms, Signs, and Abnormal Clinical and Laboratory Findings
2.11 Injury, Poisoning, and Certain Other External Causes
2.12 Diseases of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue
2.13 External Causes of Morbidity
2.14 Factors Influencing Health
2.15 Circulatory System
Module 3: Procedure Coding
3.1 Evaluation and Management Part 1
3.1 Evaluation and Management Part 2
3.1 Evaluation and Management Part 3
3.1 Evaluation and Management Part 4
3.4 Surgery Part 1
3.4 Surgery Part 2
3.4 Surgery Part 3
3.8 Physical Medicine Part 1
3.8 Physical Medicine Part 2
3.10 Diving Into Coding Part 1
3.10 Diving Into Coding Part 2
3.10 Diving Into Coding Part 3
3.11 NCCI, MUE and GME
3.12 CAT Codes
Module 4: Billing Guidelines and Practices
4.1 HIPAA, Compliance, and Reimbursement Part 1
4.1 HIPAA, Compliance, and Reimbursement Part 2
4.1 HIPAA, Compliance, and Reimbursement Part 3
4.1 HIPAA, Compliance, and Reimbursement Part 4
4.2 The Next Steps
Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Coding and Billing (ICD-10 and ICD-11)
The purpose of this online course is to provide in-depth training on medical terminology, body systems, and the accurate selection of diagnosis and procedure codes. It also covers billing guidelines for submitting claims to insurance companies. This course is designed for individuals who wish to enter the healthcare field or enhance their skills to become a Certified Coding Specialist, specializing in medical coding.
By completing this course, you will acquire a comprehensive set of knowledge and skills essential for medical coding and billing. You will gain an understanding of common disorders within various body systems for diagnostic coding, learn how to apply diagnostic codes for ICD-10 and ICD-11, become proficient in procedure coding using CPT codes, and develop the ability to accurately and efficiently create and utilize code clusters for electronic health records. These skills will be invaluable for a successful career in medical coding and billing.
The course provides a range of materials and resources to support your learning journey. These include copies of all presentation slides, flashcards for quick reference, and practice exam questions to assess your understanding. Additionally, you will have access to diagrams, charts, and hands-on coding examples derived from real-life scenarios. These resources are carefully designed to enhance your learning experience and prepare you for the certification exam.
The course is led by Wendy Bell, an experienced and certified medical coder accredited through the AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders). Wendy has amassed over twenty years of experience in the healthcare industry, working across multiple specialties. She currently serves as a consultant, assisting healthcare providers in identifying and resolving cash flow issues. With her extensive expertise, Wendy brings practical knowledge and insights to guide you through the course.
The course is structured into four main modules: Anatomy, Diagnosis Coding, Procedure Coding, and Billing Guidelines and Practices. Each module covers a wide range of topics that are relevant to medical coding and billing. For example, the Anatomy module provides a detailed understanding of different body systems, while the Diagnosis Coding module offers an overview of ICD coding and diseases related to various body systems. The Procedure Coding module focuses on areas such as evaluation and management, surgery, radiology, and more. Lastly, the Billing Guidelines and Practices module covers essential procedures and guidelines for accurate billing.
The ultimate goal of this course is to prepare you for the ICD-10/11 certification exam. Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion, which serves as the initial step toward becoming a Certified Coding Specialist. As a Certified Coding Specialist, you will possess the expertise to assign precise codes to diagnoses, procedures, and services offered by healthcare providers. This skill set will make you an invaluable asset to healthcare providers and insurance companies, opening up rewarding career opportunities in the field of medical coding and billing.
Your Training Instructor
Wendy is a certified coder with accreditation through AAPC. She has worked in healthcare for twenty-plus years and has worked in multiple specialties such as Radiology, family practice, chiropractic, OB/GYN, Orthopedics, and more. She has been an active member of her local AAPC chapter and served as Vice President and Member Education roles. Wendy not only educates; she continues to in the field daily as a consultant to help providers find cash flow problems and get them resolved quickly.
Personally, she lives in Naples, Maine during the summer months and Florida in the winter, giving her the best of both worlds. She has two grown daughters and a sweet granddaughter. In her free time, she enjoys camping, and traveling and is a giant Patriots fan.