Course Code: GES103
Begin the course by learning about evaluation and management services. Review the fundamental knowledge needed to be a successful physician’s office coder.
Discuss the various medical departments, such as radiology, pathology, and laboratory, and the corresponding codes needed for each.
Review the workings and codes needed to enter data regarding the integumentary, cardiovascular, digestive, musculoskeletal, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, eye, auditory, and nervous systems.
Understand best anesthesia practices and the codes and information relevant to the procedure.
Learn about and practice entering data for reimbursements and HCPCS Level II Coding.
Complete the course by learning about ICD-10-CM Coding and its different functions required in your role.
LaTisha Cottingham has over 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has six years of teaching experience in the field of medical billing and coding and Medical Assisting. Currently she is employed as an HIM Analyst for a Long-Term Care establishment that is based out of Alabama. Previously she was employed as the lead instructor for the Allied Health Department for a local career institute. LaTisha's field of expertise is in the area of physician-based inpatient coding and Emergency Department coding. The certifications that she holds are as follows: a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). In preparation for ICD-10-CM, LaTisha received her ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Certification from American Health Information Association (AHIMA), where she is currently a member. LaTisha is also a member of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and the National Healthcare Association (NHA) where she is a test proctor.
LaTrisha Howard has over 10 years experience in the healthcare industry. LaTrisha has expertise in coding Inpatient, Outpatient, and ER medical records. In addition to Ms. Howard’s experience in coding, she has experience in chart auditing and physician education. She is currently working as an ER Coder/Auditor for a physician billing and consulting service, and currently holds the CCS and CPC certification, as well as being a member of AHIMA and AAPC.
Carline Dalgleish has worked in medical office administration for over 30 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems, a master’s degree in Leadership, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management. She is a Registered Health Information Administrator and an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer. Dalgleish is the author of an ICD-10 coding system and also owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.
This is not an entry-level course. This course is designed specifically for students who have previous coding experience or education, such as the Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding course.
If you intend on participating in the CSS-P examination, you must meet ONE of the following requirements:
If you intend on participating in the CPC examination, you must meet one of the following requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. The following textbooks will be shipped to you approximately 7-10 business days after enrollment:
You are also responsible for the costs of any certification exams.
The recommended reference material is optional, but we recommend purchasing the latest version should you choose to pursue for additional certifications:
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Yes, the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office course prepares students to sit for the Certified Professional Coder exam offered by the American Academy of Professional Coders and the Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
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Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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