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Continuous changes in the medical billing and coding profession, as well as HIPAA changes, have created an incredible demand for people trained in coding. The Advanced Coding for the Physician's Office Program is designed for students who have previous coding experience, a basic coding education, or who have completed the Medical Billing and Coding program. CPT, ICD-9-CM (Volumes I and II), and HCPCS Level II coding are covered in this program, along with information on the Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), compliance and reimbursement issues, Official ICD-9-CM coding guidelines, and much more. You'll get important tips to increase your accuracy in code selections and make the billing process smoother, resulting in quicker and better reimbursement. This program will prepare you for the Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P) certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) once other exam eligibility requirements are met. Prerequisite: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate OR Administrative Medical Specialist Certificate (or a minimum of 2 years coding experience). Before registering for this course, students should have an understanding of CPT-4 (CPT), ICD-9-CM (ICD-9), and HCPCS coding principles. Learning Objectives: ICD-9 diagnostic coding, including subcategories and supplementary classifications. Primary and principal diagnoses. CPT coding: How to use modifiers, specific codes, and section guidelines, and how to remain up-to-date with CPT coding changes. Ten critical steps for better reimbursement through increased accuracy and compliance in CPT coding. Evaluation & Management (E & M) Code: Simplifying code selection, plus understanding and applying the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) E & M documentation guidelines (DG). Official ICD-9-CM coding guidelines for diagnostic coding, including guidelines for outpatient coding and information on how to identify the special circumstances specified in the guidelines. Information on when to use unlisted procedures. National and local HCPCS codes and modifiers. Materials included: The Next Step: Medical Coding and The Professional Review Guide for the CCS-P Examination Note: As a current coder seeking more in-depth knowledge, students should already have a set of coding books. They are not provided. Students are expected to have their own current year CPT, HCPCS, and ICD-9-CM coding books. View the course syllabus For our online course refund policy, click here. Requirements: You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course. For questions on this course, please contact the online coordinator at online@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-3355.

173OHLC5521S

Start date: 01/01/17

End date: 03/31/17

Fee: $1,695.00

Location : Online



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Facility coding (hospital coding) is one of the best-paying sectors of the coding profession. This course is designed for coders who wish to further develop their facility coding skills. This nationally recognized Advanced Hospital Coding Certificate covers advanced ICD-9 & CPT-4 medical coding procedures. You will be prepared to take the American Health Information Management Association's (AHIMA) official certification exam to become a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS). This course will utilize your existing knowledge of medical terminology and healthcare sciences. Your coding skills will be heightened and focused preparing you for employment testing, job performance, and successful completion of the CCS exam. Note: The CCS Exam was previously scheduled to reflect ICD-10-CM and ICD-10 PCS codes beginning April 7, 2014; however, effective immediately, the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) is suspending administration of AHIMA’s Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) examination in all U.S. and Global Pearson Professional Centers indefinitely. Please visit ahima.org/ccs for additional details. Prerequisite: Medical Billing and Coding Certificate (or equivalent experience). Students should also have a high school diploma/GED and have a minimum of 2 years experience with: Medical Terminology; Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology; ICD-9-CM coding; and CPT-4 coding. Learning Objectives: Understand how health information travels within departments of a facility. List the types of healthcare professionals, both administrative and clerical. Learn the current coding and reporting requirements for inpatient services. Understand the differences between the hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Record, and identify outpatient record components. Understand reimbursement methodologies and documentation rules and regulations. Prepare for the Certified Coding Specialist (CSS) Exam. Materials included: Understanding Hospital Coding and Billing: A Worktext; In- and Outpatient Case and Insurance Claim Billing Practice CD; and Professional Review Guide for the CCS Certification Examination Note: As a current coder seeking more in-depth knowledge, you should already have a set of coding books. They are not provided. You are expected to have your own current year CPT and ICD-9-CM (Volumes I, II, and III) coding books. Optional: Current Year HealthCare Procedural Coding System (HCPCS) View the course syllabus For our online course refund policy, click here. Requirements: You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 3-5 business days of registering for this course. Course materials are included and will be mailed to you within 10 business days. You have 180 days to complete this course. You must make an 70 or higher as your final grade to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. There are no refunds for this course. For questions on this course, please contact the online coordinator at online@kennesaw.edu or 470-578-3355.

173OHLC5522S

Start date: 01/01/17

End date: 03/31/17

Fee: $1,995.00

Location : Online



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