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Online Medical Coding Course
Take your first step toward a lucrative career as a medical coder! In this Medical Coding course, you’ll learn how to use the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM to find medical codes for any disease, condition, treatment, or surgical procedure.
This knowledge will help prepare you to work almost anywhere in the medical field doctors’ offices, clinics, public health facilities, hospitals, labs, nursing homes, insurance agencies, or even the comfort of your own home. We’ll go through each of the main systems of the human body integumentary (skin), musculoskeletal, respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, endocrine, and male and female genitourinary outlining the medical terminology, conditions, diseases, injuries, treatments, and procedures you’ll see most often in each of those systems. Along the way, we’ll go through lots of real-world examples and coding exercises to get you using your coding tools in conjunction with your analytical skills to come up with just the right codes to describe any medical situation. In the process, you’ll get all the hands-on experience you’ll need to code medical insurance claims with confidence. By the end of this course, you’ll know how to find your way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual, and you’ll be well on your way to a career as a medical coder! According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical records and health information technicians is expected to increase by 18 percent through 2016 which is faster than the average. Allocating a code to a patient diagnosis and procedure in the medical billing and coding process is the most vital step in the claim reimbursement process from insurance carriers. Accurate allocation of the medical codes ensures proper repayment for the services provided by the physicians and healthcare providers.
Online Medical Coding Course Requirements:
For taking this Online Medical Coding Course you need internet access, an email account, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox web browser. Familiarity with medical terminology and anatomy is a plus. You’ll need access to both of the main medical coding books we’ll use in this course: 2008 CPT manual, Professional Edition 2008 ICD-9-CM,Physician Edition. The spiral-bound editions are recommended for both books. The 2007 versions are also acceptable for this course. No prior medical experience is required, but knowledge of medical terminology and human anatomy will be helpful. With the ExpertRating Online Medical Coding Course, you will get to learn all the nitty-gritty of medical coding and billing. Suitable for beginners as well as experienced coders seeking advancement, this course is sure to benefit one and all.
Question: Is this course geared toward Canadian or American codes? I will in Alberta and obviously want to take it if it focuses on codes for our country. Thank you for you time.
Answer:This course is only recommended for US residing students, as it uses American coding.
Answer: The ed2go Medical Coding course is not specifically designed to help students pass the CPC exam, however it does give them basic coding information and shows them how to put it into practice by providing real-world exercises and coding exercises. They will also know how to find their way through both the CPT manual and the ICD-9-CM manual. The instructor mentions in her course FAQ, “This course will teach you everything you need to know to get your foot in the door of a medical office, where you can work in sort of an apprentice position while you get your two years of experience that will qualify you to take the certification test.” She is also willing to assist students with any questions they have about certification via the discussion board. This course does not include the cost of the exam, nor do we assist in registering students for the exam. For more information about the exam prerequisites and how to register, please refer the student to the AAPC website at : http://www.aapc.com/certification/index.aspx
Answer: The course requires: 2007, 2008, 2009, or 2010 CPT manual, Professional Edition ICD-9 manual (also 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 or 2011) The changed in the 2012 CPT will not be implemented until 2012, thus our courses are still training with the current books.
Answer: ItвЂ™s not the instructorвЂ™s preferred way for them to do it because it doesnвЂ™t give them the opportunity to learn to use the books (a look-up just requires you to plug in a number or a phrase to find the information rather than use the book as a resource), but if thatвЂ™s the only way they can manage it, itвЂ™s been done before. They would still have to get the CPT manual, as that is not available for free digitally. The other way to get free manuals, paper ones, is to call around to doctorsвЂ™ offices to see if they would be willing to give out their old copies. The course works with all books from 2007 to 2011.
Answer: The Medical Coding course recommended only for students residing in the United States.
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