Course Structure: Consists of 29 Learning Modules of instruction.  Completing the course (and passing each quiz with a score of 80% or higher) will reward the student with 40 contact hours.  Lecture presentation will be approximately two-hour sessions, which are recorded.  Sessions include but are not limited to a formal lecture, handouts, textbook exercise assignments, and an open book quiz after each lesson.  The student will have up to three attempts to complete the quiz with the required minimum score of 80% before moving forward to the next Learning Module.
Please note:  This course does not qualify for college credit.  It is a skills development program.  Completing any coding course is not a guarantee of employment or of passing a credentialing exam.  Students are encouraged to further their coding knowledge, skills base, coding speed, and accuracy through further self-study, “mock” exam practicing, etc. prior to attempting to sit for any credentialing exam.  This coding course in and of itself, will not qualify a student to pass a credentialing exam.

Tentative Session Schedule:

Chap. 1 Reimbursement, HIPAA, and Compliance
Chap. 13 Introduction to the CPT & Level II National Codes (HCPCS)
Chap. 15 Evaluation & Management Section
Chap. 14 Modifiers & Chap. 16 Anesthesia Section
Chap. 30 The Medicine Section
Chap. 17 Surgery Guidelines and General Surgery
Chap. 18 Integumentary Section
Chap. 19 Musculoskeletal System & Chap. 20 Respiratory System
Chap. 21Cardiovascular System& Chap. 22:Hemic, Lymphatic,
Mediastinum, and Diaphragm
Chap. 23: Digestive System
Chap. 24 Urinary and Male Genital System
Chap. 25 Reproductive, Intersex Surgery, Female Genital System,
and Maternity Care and Delivery
Chap. 26 Endocrine and Nervous Systems
Chap. 27 Eye, Ocular Adnexa, Auditory, and Operating Microscope
Chap. 28 Radiology
Chap. 29 Pathology/ Laboratory
Chapter 08: An Overview of ICD-9-CM
Chapter 10: Using ICD-9- CM
Chapter 09: Outpatient Coding and Reporting Guidelines
Chapter 11: Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 1-8)
Chapter 12: Chapter-Specific Guidelines (ICD-9-CM Chapters 9-17)
How to Code from an Operative Report & CPT / ICD-9-CMCoding

Depending on your prior educational and work experience background, this course may take you longer or shorter than the estimated forty eight (48.0) hours identified for CE credit.

Updates for this course take place annually.  The course should be available until December 30th.  All course work for the current session must be completed and submitted before that time.  All student access will be removed upon completion of the survey or on December 31st, whichever comes first.

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