Course Code: GES103
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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 18 years of experience in the healthcare industry. She has four years of teaching experience in the fields of medical billing and coding and medical assisting. Currently she is 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. She holds certifications including Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT), Certified Professional Coder (CPC), and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). LaTisha is 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 of experience in the healthcare industry. LaTrisha has expertise in coding inpatient, outpatient, and ER medical records. In addition to her experience in coding, she has experience in chart auditing and physician education. LaTrisha is currently working as an ER coder and auditor for a physician billing and consulting service and holds a CCS and CPC certification, as well as being a member of AHIMA and AAPC.
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, a Master's Degree in Leadership and a Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Management and is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) She is an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer and is a published author on the new ICD-10 coding system. She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM), and owns her own consulting firm, AnnGrant Educational Services.
The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office program is not an entry-level program. This program is designed specifically for students who have previous coding experience or education, such as the ed2go Administrative Medical Specialist with Medical Billing and Coding (AMS w/MBC) or Medical Billing and Coding program.
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:
This program is compatible with Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. It can be taken on either a Mac or a PC.
Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Acrobat Reader are required for this program.
ed2go will provide you with your program textbook and a current-year edition of the Professional Review Guide for the CCS-P Examination. As current coders seeking more in-depth knowledge, students should already have a set of coding books. They are not provided by ed2go.
Students are expected to have:
Many coders desire to take the next step in their career by obtaining a coding certification. These certifications demonstrate a high level of achievement and proficiency, which employers look for. In addition, certified coders often have more job opportunities and command higher salaries.
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 are also responsible for the costs of any certification exams.
Yes, the Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Program 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.
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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Our programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.
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The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee may be charged for an extension.