As a bilingual I really enjoy everything about this course... The teacher responded very promptly whenever I sent her a question; this is a great opportunity for anyone who would love to achieve a better future for tomorrow.
My facilitator's responses were always quick when I had a question. Bunny is very knowledgeable.
My facilitator was always easy to contact and always answered questions quickly. I thought the course was very well organized, especially for a course that contains so many smaller areas within a broader-based field of content. This course had to be difficult to set up and have the information flow as smoothly as it did. It was very well set up in my opinion. This contributed greatly to my ability to learn and relate the various types of information so that I could complete assignments and tests. I had an excellent learning experience. This is exactly the type of learning environment that students need. I learn more in a positive learning environment where I feel comfortable asking questions and that sums up my experience with the AHC & CCS Prep course. It was great!
I enjoyed the ability to work at my own pace. The immediate feedback from my facilitator was amazing and the coursework was exceptional. I will be recommending ed2go to everyone. Thank You.
I liked that it was available to do at my own pace and yet I could reach someone when I had a question. The combination of the online course and the books proved to be an intense learning experience. I am happy that I was able to pass the CCS exam earlier this week and could not have done it without this preparation!
Course Code: GES104
Understand the patient billing process and your role within the medical facility. Learn the various services provided within a facility setting and what career opportunities to expect. You’ll also receive a high level coding overview that covers principal diagnoses, additional diagnoses, and ICD-10-CM coding guidelines.
Learn the ins and outs of the hospital billing process. Master the regulations of various insurance carriers and learn how different facilities run their billing departments. After learning about different collection and payment policies, learn about UB-04, the Hospital Billing Form.
Understand how to handle inpatient billing. You’ll learn about Prospective Payment System (PPS) and Diagnosis Related Groups (DRGs). Additional topics in this section include assessing Medicare claims, and dealing with a Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS).
Master the handling of outpatient records. Learn how to code for outpatient billing and to make ambulatory payment classifications.
Understand the ins and outs of ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS. ICD-10-CM is the code set used for diagnoses coding and creating healthcare settings within files. ICD-10-PCS is used to create inpatient records.
Review all material covered within the course to prepare yourself to become a CSS. Learn what you need to study to receive your certification, and review what career opportunities you will be eligible for upon completion.
Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration, including billing and coding, for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems and a master's degree in Leadership. She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). She owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Education Services, Inc. She is currently completing a textbook on the new ICD-10 coding system and is completing a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management with a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification.
Bunny Reeves is the senior ambulatory surgery coder at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. She ensures that all charges are captured using appropriate CPT, ICD-9 codes, and modifiers. Bunny has trained and supervised entry-level coders at St. Vincent Medical Center in Staten Island and currently trains student coders at Maimonides Medical Center. She has many years of experience in inpatient and professional coding. In 2007, Ms. Reeves became a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) through the nationally known organization, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Bunny is married with two children.
The Advanced Hospital Coding program is not an entry-level program. This program is designed specifically for students with previous coding experience or education, and for students who have completed either the ed2go Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding or the Medical Billing and Coding program by itself.
Advanced Hospital Coding students should have:
If you intend on participating in the CCS examination, you must meet one of the following requirements:
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. It can be taken on either a Mac or a PC; however, most medical offices currently use PCs.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
The following textbooks will be provided by ed2go:
Students are responsible for the following:
Students should have the current year's version of the following materials for the Advanced Hospital Coding & CCS Prep Course. Before purchasing, please check the AHIMA website for the Allowable Code Books List for the CCS certification examination.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
If you don't have access to current coding books, you'll be responsible for obtaining them. Students who sit for the CCS exam will be responsible for paying AHIMA's examination fee.
Yes, the Advanced Hospital Coding program prepares students to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist exam offered by AHIMA.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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