Course Code: GES104
|B.||Hospital Structure and Organization|
|C.||Revenue and Reimbursement|
|G.||UB-04 and CMS-1500 Claim Forms|
|C.||HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules|
|D.||Electronic Data Interchange|
|F.||Fraud and Abuse|
|B.||Uniform Hospital Discharge Data Set (UHDDS)|
|C.||Medical Record Documentation|
|D.||Electronic Health Record (EHR)|
|E.||ICD-10-CM Layout and Navigation|
|G.||Diagnostic Coding Steps|
|B.||ICD-10-CM Chapter-Specific Guidelines|
|C.||Principal and Additional Diagnoses|
|D.||Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRGs)|
|E.||Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems (IPPS)|
|F.||Complications and Comorbidities (MCC and CC)|
|G.||Present on Admission (POA) and Hospital-Acquired Conditions (HAC)|
|H.||Reporting Requirements and Physician Queries|
|B.||ICD-10-PCS Organization and Structure|
|C.||ICD-10-PCS Root Operations|
|B.||Outpatient Reimbursement Systems|
|C.||Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)|
|D.||Ambulatory Payment Classifications (APCs)|
|E.||Outpatient Code Editor (OCE)|
|F.||National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI)|
|G.||CPT Code Categories|
|H.||Evaluation and Management (E/M) Codes|
|I.||Anesthesiology, Surgery, Radiology, Pathology/Laboratory, and Medicine Sections|
|L.||HCPCS Level II|
|C.||Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI)|
|E.||Internal and External Coding Audits|
|B.||Succeeding in a Gig Economy|
|C.||Your Skills and Qualifications|
|D.||Resume and Cover Letter|
|E.||Using Email and Social Media|
|F.||Connecting with Others|
|C.||The CCS Exam|
|D.||Coding Review Resources|
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.
Bunny Reeves is the senior ambulatory surgery coder at the Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She trains student coders at Maimonides Medical Center and previously trained and supervised entry-level coders at Staten Island’s St. Vincent Medical Center. Reeves is a Certified Coding Specialist, accredited by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
This is not an entry-level course. Advanced Hospital Coding course was designed specifically for students with previous coding experience or education and for students who have completed either the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant with Medical Billing and Coding course or the Medical Billing and Coding course.
CCS candidates must meet one of the following eligibility 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 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.
You must have these materials:
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is an organization dedicated to the professional development of those in the health information management industry. AHIMA has been on the cutting edge of data analytics and informatics since its founding in 1928. Today it is the leading association in the field, with more than 103,000 members. AHIMA provides the latest resources for health information professionals and helps them advance their skills and knowledge through its globally recognized certifications. A credential from AHIMA is one of the best you can get in the health information industry.
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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!"
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Yes, the Advanced Hospital Coding course prepares students to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist exam offered by AHIMA.
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